Lewis focuses a lot on what it is like to be lower on the totem pole in Wall Street and uncover the stuff you would never be told about in an interview if you ever considered working on Wall Street. He describes layoffs in 1987, conflicts, management tactics and more. Although Lewis did eventually become a successful producer, his stories are more about the view from the bottom which makes his book unique and interesting.
Another thing I particularly liked about “Liar’s Poker” is that every page and story is trickled with humor. It is nice to be able to laugh along with the author as he describes a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Fortunately Lewis is a very good writer and fun to read which is not true of all Wall Street books. Don’t worry about being swept away in lingo. If you pick up a copy of “Liar’s Poker” you are in for a treat.