Book Review: Young Money by Kevin Roose

A new book follows a crop of Wall Street analysts working their way toward depression

When Michael Lewis wrote Liar’s Poker in 1989, he hoped to discourage ambivalent young elites from starting careers on Wall Street. The opposite happened. His tales of hubris and reckless behavior among investment bankers seemed glamorous to a new generation of aspiring Gordon Gekkos, who flooded the author with letters asking how they could get in on the action. “They’d read my book as a how-to manual,” he later lamented.

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