Here is an inside look at the glamorous, heady world of stockbrokers, portfolio managers, bankers, traders, and investment counselors, presented by one of the most perceptive and successful practitioners of the fine art of making money.
Sex and Money offers enough serious market advice to help double your investment income, but the true charm of the book lies in its wealth of lively vignettes. Here we meet such outrageous characters as Joey the Trader, a wisecracking free spender who dazzles his clients with costly forays into the fleshpots of New York; Herbert the Big Hitter, whose manipulations of selected stocks makes Richard Whitney and his kind look like amateurs; and M.J. Vining, a top securities analyst with a mind like a steel trap, a machine-gun delivery, and a taste for orgies and Oscar de la Renta suits.
Spooner sees the next decade as the biggest bull market ever, and Sex and Money is a highly entertaining guide to making the most of it.
John D. Spooner’s first book, Confessions of a Stockbroker (written under the pseudonym “Brutus”), received a rave review from Business Week, which called it “one of the best books ever written about the stock market and one of the funniest books about any subject.”
“The people are as entertaining…. A crowd of real-life eccentrics as has ever been collected between covers.
“A lyrical common sense set off against the zaniness and lust of stock market mania.”
“His tale is diverting and charged with the excitement that causes people to pine for the next, emerging Xerox.”
The New York Times
“Wall Street is an erogenous zone, hilarious saga… a rambling olio; a crossword puzzle account of the investment banking culture.” —The Wall Street Journal
“It’s about life. It’s about human nature. It’s also the best book I’ve read in years on the subject of the stock market.” —Philadelphia Daily News
“Sex and Money is a book after the hearts of most Dallasites, Texans, or Americans…” —Dallas Downtown News