16 Feb What makes The Buy Side stand out is the writing. Duff turns his life story into a novelesque account with a well-defined beginning, middle and. Written by a former trader at The Galleon Group (the hedge fund at the center of history’s largest insider-trading scandal), THE BUY SIDE is Turney Duff’s. 10 Mar Turney Duff tells the story of his spectacular rise and fall on Wall Street in his book, “The Buy Side.” In this Q&A, he talks about how life is.

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So You Want to Start a Brewery? In time, he became a walking paradox, an addictive mess after hours, and King of the Street from nine to five. Feb 23, Mimi rated it it was amazing Shelves: When the Wolves Bite Scott Wapner. This one rings true.

The Spider Network David Enrich. It can only be a bestseller. The King of Oil Daniel Ammann. Turney Duff’s true-life account of his years as a buy-side trader, and the coke-fueled king-of-New-York nights that almost brought him down, do not tread any particularly innovative ground, but when a familiar tale is spun with as much intelligence, energy and sk Tales of Wall Street excess and debauchery are common enough now as to constitute their own subcategory of literature, both fiction Jay McInerney’s BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY is probably the godfather of this whole genre and non-fiction.

Duff describes his journey with skill and literary flair.

Turney describes his ascend to Wall Street greatness in the first enjoyable chapter but then goes on a coke and alcohol crazed trip which takes two thirds of the rest of the book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. After a few more pages, Sire could not stop reading this wanton tale of excess.


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Look at my Goodreads list. I am not sure I would call the book a mere story of a Wall Street dufg. By the time he ends up at Galleon Group, a massive hedge fund which has since slde up behind the insider trading convictions of its key personnel, I am already enjoying the book, and realizing it is not going to be at all what I expected. When Genius Failed Roger Lowenstein.

InTurney joined J. Turney Duff has a natural flair for writing. At two different points in the book, he subtly eviscerates both the character and trading skill of a trading desk colleague. Return to Book Page. A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards — and dizzying temptations — of making a living on the Street.

If you want to see Wall Street’s seamy underbelly first-hand, read turnney book.

The Buy Side : A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess

What a time it was. Barbarians at the Gate Bryan Burrough. Turney Duff was as affable an individual as he describes in the book. From a business perspective, here’s a story of dealing with zide “golden” customer that you don’t read every day.

There is no real suspense to his story, he doesn’t resort like some recent authors – ahem to cheap footnotes and asides in an attempt to entertain sice reader and yet the story soars along.

This book has an authentic credibility to it that instantly connects. More conversational and manic, Duff takes you along for the ride. In fact, he exited this slimy lifestyle just before the life consumed him.


A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards — and dizzying temptat New York Times Bestseller The Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements.

The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess by Turney Duff

Building Atlanta Bob Andelman. That, I thought, tells you all you need to know about how accurate the accounts in the book are. It is dufd hope, more so than turey, that people will see this review and have as positive of an experience with the book as I did. He can’t really see the soup, because he is boiling away in the cauldron.

I was expecting a book claiming that every single person in a mile vicinity of the Hudson River lives the same way. From sleepy Kennebunk, Maine, Duff moved to New York in after graduating with a journalism degree.

Chapter 28 is just a reasonable facsimile of that million dollar plus check. He reports his outrageous behavior without ever recognizing that he’s basically acting like an addict long before he winds up like Howard Hughes: