John D. Spooner is the only investment advisor/novelist in America. His best-selling nonfiction includes Confessions of a Stockbroker, Smart People, and Sex and Money, and novels including Class and The Foursome. His articles have appeared regularly in magazines such as Playboy, Town and Country, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Time, and The Boston Globe. He has been a director of The Atlantic Monthly and David Godine Publishers, and has been a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council which distributes all arts funding for the Commonwealth. He has been honored with the Literary Lights Award, given to New England’s most distinguished writers by the Boston Public Library.
A Managing Director of Investments at a leading Wall Street firm, Mr. Spooner was the creator of A Book For Boston; a celebration of Boston’s 350th birthday. He lectures widely and his appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, including Wall Street Week, Fox News, and NPR, on the philosophy of investing. Currently he is a guest commentator on Bloomberg National Radio. Spooner is on the board of the Harvard Alumni Association and was a co-founder of The Curious George Foundation.
Inc. Magazine has said about him, “Spooner, known nationally as the author of Smart People and Confessions of a Stockbroker, is a phenomenon, as much a psychologist and futurist as an investment advisor.” Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser series, has said that “Spooner is one of the best writers in America,” and The Boston Globe has said that he is “a national treasure.” He has been a contributing editor for Worth magazine, and his been the business editor of Boston Magazine. His new book, No One Ever Told Us That: A Grandfather’s Letters on Life and Money has just been published. Foreign rights have already been sold to Japan, China, and Korea. The Improper Bostonian magazine voted him “Boston’s best investment advisor.” Barron’s has named him one of the ‘100 Best Investment Advisors in America.’
Mr. Spooner watches over assets for over two thousand clients all over America and the world. A graduate of Harvard, he lives on Beacon Hill in Boston.