"Captivating...the perfect prism to view the larger picture of what was happening across the financial canvas during those sky's-the-limit years."
"An extremely well-written book, a hard-to-put-down cocktail of small business mishaps and gigantic Wall Street egos."
"A circle of characters that could have come straight out of a potboiler...vivid."
-Joe Scarborough, "Morning Joe"
"If a hustling Candide had told the story of the Great Wall Street Meltdown, it might read something like this book."
-The Wall Street Journal
"Anyone who wants to understand Wall Street's insanity should read this book."
"A delicious, salacious recounting of Wall Street's bloated decade ...marvelously readable."
"Lane makes no excuses for the era. But the color he extracts makes for lively beach reading."
"A remarkable story."
-The Financial Times
"What Michael Lewis did for '80s traders in Liar's Poker, Randall Lane has now done for trader rock stars of The Zeroes. You will be stunned by the craziness and cautioned by the consequences."
-Jack Covert, 800-CEO-Read
"The stuff of sublime farce that could happen only in a time and place "when the obscene becomes normal," as Lane observes.
-Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair
About the Author
is a journalist and entrepreneur. As CEO and editor in chief of Doubledown Media, he founded or relaunched six magazines, including Trader Monthly, Dealmaker
, and Private Air
. Before that, he cofounded P.O.V.
magazine, which was Adweek
's "Startup of the Year." A National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal
, and The Daily Beast
and is a former Washington bureau chief for Forbes
. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.