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"Barton Biggs writes about markets with greater style, clarity, and insight than any other observer of the Wall Street scene. His new book, Hedgehogging, entertains immensely even as it provides countless valuable lessons regarding hedge funds and the investment world they inhabit."
David F. Swensen, Chief Investment Officer, Yale University
"Since the glory days of the tech bubble, investing has become a perilous enterprise. Not the least for those running money in the proliferating hedge fund business. In Hedgehogging, Biggs offers a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at the personalities and egos making decisions about the enormous sums being dumped en masse into these funds. This book is great. It's full of personal anecdotes and critical insights from an insider's insider. You should not even consider giving money to anyone on Wall Street ever again until you've read this book."
Addison Wiggin, Agora Financial LLC, author of the New York Times bestseller The Demise of the Dollar, and coauthor of Empire of Debt
Rare is the opportunity to chat with a legendary figure and hear the unvarnished truth about what really goes on behind the scenes. Hedgehogging represents just such an opportunity, allowing you to step inside the world of Wall Street with Barton Biggs as he discusses investing in general, hedge funds in particular, and how he has learned to find and profit from the best moneymaking opportunities in an eat-what-you-kill, cutthroat investment world.
Many commenters who gave below 3-star ratings talked about the lack of "true" knowledge. But this book is not about that. It is a book of gossips, but gossips that are useful. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Leopold
Barton Biggs was a talented writer and investment strategist to boot! He was taken away much too early.
The book Hedge Hogging is entertaining AND enlightening. Read more
Not much to say, but it outdated and not very much informative in terms of the techicals of the functioning of this industry. Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. Koch
Particularly interesting to read in the context of being updated on the cusp of financial system and housing pricing collapse, as he frankly relates discussion after discussion... Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. Terretta
it was interesting to hear about the growth of hedge fund from a blue blood vantage point, but a lot of this was just a hedge fund vet telling nice stories about his friends. Read morePublished 14 months ago by used book buyer
I purchased this book for my son. He said it is a good book, personally it is not my cup of tea, but he enjoyed it. Based on his comments, I recommend it.Published 22 months ago by Diver Ed
Well-written book mostly about the world of hedge funds. Written in the mid-2000s it is still relevant. The author basically tells stories about what he has experienced. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jackal
it's like what it is. this is a interesting book, i like because it's like a novel and like a real storyPublished on October 14, 2012 by tim
Bigg's book is a gem. First, it is full of biographical anecdotes about other hedge fund managers, their styles, successes and challenges. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by Alan Lattanner