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Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Banker: And Other Baller Things You Only Get to Say If You Work on Wall Street Paperback – August 5, 2008
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So I pity the anonymous "Leveraged Sellout" simply because, as a result of his timing, this excellent and brutally funny little book will either disappear into the same gaping void that claimed Bear Stears, Merrill Lynch, AIG and Lehman Brothers or, worse, be held up by moronic lefties as a poster child for everything that was wrong with Wall Street.
It is no such thing. It's actually a riot - imagine a young Hunter Thompson or Tom Wolfe writing with verve about modern day Wall Street but not as an outsider or an ingenue, but fully steeped in the technical and cultural world of a 24 year-old master of the universe.
I have no doubt that whoever wrote this was a genuine insider - the observations and devastatingly funny sending up of the minutiae (such as the distinction between IBD and FICC and importance of never using your mouse when manipulating a spreadsheet) would never be apparent to an outsider who hadn't done a significant stretch.Read more ›
This really is the most prestigious book ever written.
Unfortunately, while the guy describes the appropriate path to the buy side and ultimate wealth he really overstates his position. Young investment bankers are tools to work massive hours propping up the real bankers with the math so the real bankers can advise on the deals. MAYBE these young bankers will grow into real bankers but eventually he will lose the attitude or doubtful he will make it.
The book is a relic as I-Banking is dying on the vine as we speak. Still, an entertaining book of the life of young bankers. Cocky? Yes. Talented? Sure. But there is much more to it than that.
Ended up giving it to my (options trader) boyfriend to read since I figured this might be something in his realm and he hated and loved it all at once. He admitted that whoever wrote this was not only embarrassing his field but letting the world know how it really was.
Kudos to the author. This book is hilarious and teaches you a lot about the field, even if the whole thing is tongue in cheek.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Strong to very strong.
Step aside "Monkey Business", "Damn, It Feels Good" is the new quintessential canonical work on life in finance.
It is fun to hear a banker laugh about himself and his tribe's frat-boy conceits.Published 17 months ago by Phil O.
Good, short book about the finance industry from a young Master of Wallstreet's fictional perspective
It was even inspirational on some weird level. Read more
To those expecting another "Monkey Business" or "Liar's Poker" beware. This guy comes across like a dick... Read morePublished on November 9, 2013 by Brian P. Mulroney
this guy is defiantly very insecure. This is a horribly written while funny at times boring for the most part and uninteresting!Published on June 7, 2013 by Dylan