American Sucker

CD - abridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: B1284
Released: Feb 24, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781565118492
Narrator/s: Dennis Boutsikaris
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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In early 2000s, the bottom dropped out of the life of New Yorker writer David Denby when his wife left him and he faced the loss of his New York apartment. Seized by the 'irrational exuberance' of the stock market, then approaching its peak, Denby joined the investment frenzy with a goal: to make one million dollars so he could buy out his wife's share of their place. He plunged into a season of mania and was swept forward on the alternating currents of hope, greed, hucksterism, and American optimism that caught up so many in that era-with cataclysmic results. -from the audiobook cover

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Author(s): David Denby
Product Number EB00276639
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316144544

Professional reviews

"What happens when a middle-aged journalist not only invests heavily in the stock market but goes through a divorce and numerous rebounds as well? He writes American Sucker, a funny, sometimes touching exposŽ of his own foibles and misunderstandings of market lore and himself--before and after the dot-com bubble burst. Be prepared for a long listen, ably voiced by Dennis Boutsikaris, who is well cast as the voice of the disgruntled author. Denby's ramblings are bolstered by real-life anecdotes of brushes with the now incarcerated Sam Wachsal and his ilk. A bonfire of the vanities for the ears. D.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"