Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
The author’s account of his journey as a bond salesman working for Solomon Brothers in the 1980s, a time know for the rise of junk bonds, mortgage securities and hostile takeovers. The author explains how he got his fortuitous start and subsequently rose through the ranks in the company. Along the way he witnessed absurd and troubling behavior while simultaneously disbelieving the importance of his own role. A humorous yet informative first hand take during the bond era on Wall Street.