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To Bin!

Advantages: Low on sales, thankfully!
Disadvantages: Dire content and ausperity isn't a real word!

Author: Lucy Tobin Duration: 295 pages Publishing House: Heron Books "The UK economy has fallen out from the toilet and swirling around somewhere in the drains, maybe." A Tobin quote, which sums up her unsure prose on the subject of cash-strappe ...

1st2thebar 08.04.2013 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Ausperity: Live the Life You Want for Less - Lucy Tobin

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Recommended Reading for the Recession

Advantages: Some great tips; sensibly structured; friendly tone
Disadvantages: Seasoned scrimpers may find it covers known ground

...going out and having lovely things but donít have the money to afford for them? As a triple dip recession looks to be on the cards, more and more of us are looking for ways to save money and bag a bargain. Lucy Tobinís book Ausperity: Live the life y ...

fizzytom 06.03.2013 ∑ Read full review
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Swim with the sharks

Advantages: Reads at a great pace
Disadvantages: A little too much technical detail

Michael Lewis, the author, was once a trader in the 1980s and made a fortune out of the investment banking arena. This story is his real life account of what it was to be a trader in London and New York and become one with the shark, in the deep murky wa ...

aitchison21 09.02.2001 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Liar's Poker - Michael Lewis

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liar's poker

Advantages: Reads like a novel whilst also giving a great insite into the powerhouse institutions of the 80's
Disadvantages: technical terminology could be a problem for some, occaisionaly loses focus

One of my electives at university is Technical Analysis and market psychology, and my lecturer (a very successful trader in his own right) recommended this book to all of us students. I can now say that i am very glad that i followed his advice and bought ...

curious_george 11.03.2007 ∑ Read full review
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Cityboy crudely exposes the tricks of the trade - and traders

Advantages: Insider information, fast-paced and entertaining
Disadvantages: Lax writing style, crude humour, partly fictionalised

Like many other Londoners, I snap up a copy of the "Londonpaper" almost every day (or end up having one pressed into my torso during rush hour) and it certainly makes a good quick read if you're stuck on public transport or grabbing a lonely evening coffe ...

amsterdamage 09.08.2009 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Cityboy: Beer and Loathing in the Square Mile - Geraint Anderson

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