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From some of our most talented and perceptive crime writersan entertaining anthology of true stories from the front lines of the war zone that has become American business today. • “Lovely and juicy. It's all about egos, excess, lack of caution.” —USA Today

A year ago it would have been difficult to conceive of an anthology of stories solely devoted to corporate malfeasance. Today, the challenge has been to keep it confined to one volume. From P.J. O’Rourke’s hilarious “How To Stuff A Wild Enron,” in which he compares trying to understand Enron’s finances to trying to buy an airline ticket at the best price, to Marc Peyser’s’s perceptive look at that American institution, Martha Stewart, to Joe Nocera’s investigation of how it all went wrong, the stories here are sometimes infuriating, often entertaining, and invariably informative. 

• “The New Bull Market” by Michael Kinsley from Slate
• “In Praise of Corporate Corruption Boom” by Michael Lewis from Bloomberg News
“HardBall” by David McClintick from Forbes
“The Accountants’ War” by Jane Mayer from the New Yorker
“Enron Debacle Highlights the Trouble With Stock Options” by Thomas Stewart from Business 2.0
“Investigating ImClone” by Alex Prud’homme from Vanity Fair

About the Author

JAMES SUROWIECKI is a business columnist for The New Yorker.

Praise For…

“This is worth a read even if you take it chunk by chunk. They are all digestible nuggets of financial misdeeds…. The details are lovely and juicy. It's all about egos, excess, lack of caution.” —USA Today

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400033713
ISBN-10: 1400033713
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: November 26th, 2002
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Vintage