From Publishers Weekly
It's hard to dislike any book that's dedicated to OprahAin the blatant hope that she will endorse it on her television showAthen blithely dismisses $9 billion as "chump change." Borowitz, a magazine writer whose humorous satires have appeared in the New Yorker and the New York Times, has captured the style that permeates just about every get-rich-quick book: a knowing tone coupled with ridiculous mathematical abstractions. "Five years ago, no one traded stocks online. Today, over one quarter of all investors are trading electronically. Do the math; at this rate, in 20 years, there will be more day traders in the United States than people." As in all these books, Borowitz presents "the essential 10 rules" of becoming a trillionaire, each of which is followed by a "real quote" from a day trader. Rule number seven is typical: "Control your emotions." The quote: "I try not to take this business seriously, but some of my stocks are really out to get me." Essentially a long magazine piece padded with graphics (such as an asset-allocation pie chart divided into segments marked "Day Trading," "Lotto" and "Poking Around on the Beach with a Metal Detector"), this is nonetheless an entertaining diversion.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"A funny little book savaging the nation's obsession with making easy money in the market." -- --New York Post
"Day trading has been glorified and vilified, and now it's been properly satirized." -- --Online Investor
"If The Trillionaire Next Door
were a stock, I'd buy it, sell it, buy it, sell it, and buy it again--it's that good!" -- Stacy Gellman, day trader
"Wall Street's version of humorist Dave Barry." -- Newsweek