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I took a risk on buying this book as I am completely illiterate in all things Wall Street. It paid off quite nicely because the author takes us through his journey on Wall Street from his own beginning as an painfully clueless intern. He explains the function of a Wall Street trader in a way that almost anyone can understand and I found it fascinating. He takes the reader with him as he moves up the ladder, becoming one of the biggest names on the Buy Side. While doing this, Duff seamlessly delves into the accompanying lifestyle of the trader-where more money can be made in one day than many people make in a decade. The excess is almost inevitable but it's the drugs that are Duff's final undoing. And eventually, his redoing. Ultimately, he sees the emptiness in all of it but not until he goes through his own version of hell. The beauty of this book is that you need not be a finance major to enjoy it, because the book is not about finance, or stocks, or trading at all. It's about our ever-increasing need to find something outside of ourselves to make us happy, and never finding it.
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Would you listen to The Buy Side again? Why?
I would listen to this book again.
What did you like best about this story?
Duff paints a picture for the listener, I truly believe him even when he isn't quite sure what happened.
Which character – as performed by Turney Duff – was your favorite?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
A blow by blow account of the street's spectacular highs, and lows.
Any additional comments?
Don't quit during the opening preface. I had a strong urge to stop listening right off the bat however, after Duff 'warmed up' The Buy Side seemed to flow more naturally.
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gripping fast paced adventure of wall street.
great story into the crazy world of the city traders
Really enjoyed the journey and delivery. Entertaining all the way through, would recommend to anyone interested in the industry