Street Freak Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers

ISBN-10: 1439181268

ISBN-13: 9781439181263

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jared Dillian

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A colorful account of the final years of Lehman Brothers, from 9/11 at their Ground Zero offices through the firm's bankruptcy, including vivid portraits of volatile workers, the financial meltdown, and the company's ultimate collapseall while the author fought his own personal battle with mental illness. Like Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker, the classic memoir of the Salomon Brothers' investment bank in the 1980s, Jared Dillian takes readers behind the scenes at Lehman Brothers, exposing its insane and often hilarious corporate culture. As Lehman's head ETF trader, Dillian was an integral part of the firm in its final yearsmore than $1 trillion in wealth passed through his hands. But the exhilarating and explosively stressful job took its toll on Dillian, exacerbating the symptoms of his undiagnosed bipolar and obsessive compulsive disorders, leading to a downward spiral that landed him in a psychiatric ward. Dillian put his life back together, coming back to work healthier than ever before, but he soon realized that Lehman had gone mad, making outrageous bets on the real estate market and was quickly headed for self destruction. Street Freak is a raw, visceral, and wholly original memoir of life inside the belly of the beast during the most tumultuous time in financial history. In his electrifying and fresh voice, Dillian takes readers on a wild ride through madness and back, both inside Lehman Brothers and himself.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 9/13/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Prologue: Portrait Of A Trader: October 2, 2007
Spartacus: October 2, 2007
Drive: September 11, 2001
Vice Asshole: Fall 2001
Found Money: Winter 2002
Jay Knight: Winter 2002-Spring 2002
Primate Of The Year: Summer 2002-Fall 2002
Dark: Fall 2002-Winter 2003
T+1: Winter 2003-Summer 2004
Aggressive: Summer 2004-Fall 2004
Thank you Drivethru: Fall 2004-Winter 2005
Piker: Spring 2005-Fall 2005
Everything Is Not Going to be Ok: Winter 2006
I Remember: Winter 2006
Top Tick: Spring 2006-Winter 2007
Grace: Spring 2007-Winter 2008
Bad Trader: Winter 2007-Summer 2008
Those Bastards: Summer 2008-Fall 2008
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
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