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Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street Characters & Character Analysis

Michael Lewis (author)
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Important People

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is the author of "Liar's Poker" and is referred to in this summary as Mike, Michael, Lewis or the author. He writes this book subtitled "Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street" in 1989, after three years with Salomon Brothers. He begins this semi-autobiographical tale as a twenty-four year old graduate student living in 1984 London. He attends London School of Economics to complete his master's degree in economics. His cousin is the wife of a German baron who links him to a Salomon job connection that repulses him but is preferable to unemployment. Mike wants to become an investment banker to make money. However, saying that is forbidden despite the irony of millions being made on Wall Street. He applies in 1982 to Lehman, Salomon and other investment bankers that reject or even refuse to consider his Princeton degree in art history. He feels like a...

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