Diary of a Very Bad Year: Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager

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The First Book from n+1—an Essential Chronicle of Our Financial Crisis

HFM: Where are you going to buy protection on the U.S. government's credit? I mean, if the U.S. defaults, what bank is going to be able to make good on that contract? Who are you going to buy that contract from, the Martians?

n+1: When does this begin to feel like less of a cyclical thing, like the weather, and more of a permanent, end-of-the-world kind of thing?

HFM: When you see me selling apples out on the street, that's when you should go stock up on guns and ammunition.

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Pub Date: 2010-06-22 Pages: 272 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US The First Book from n + 1 - an Essential Chronicle of Our Financial Crisis HFM: Where are you going to buy protection on the US governments credit I mean . if the US defaults. what bank is going to be able to make good on that contract Who are you going to buy that contract from. the Martians n + 1: When does this begin to feel like less of a cyclical thing. like the weather. and more of a permanent. end-of-the-world kind of thing HFM: When you see me selling apples out on the street. thats when you should go stock up on guns and ammunition.

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""Diary of a Very Bad Year" takes the first steps toward putting a human face on the funds."--"Newsweek"

""Diary of a Very Bad Year" does something few of the books written about the crisis have accomplished: It delivers an insider perspective on the events in real time, rather than dwelling on conclusions reached after the fact."--"BusinessWeek"

"A wonderful book. "Diary of a Very Bad Year" is a fascinating commentary on the crisis and a great read."--David Backus, Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU's Stern School of Business

""n+1" (in the person of Keith Gessen) lends an outsider's ear to the brilliant disquisitions of a guy caught in the middle of it all. . . . Excellent reading. . . . Compelling."--"The Millions"

""Diary of a Very Bad Year" is a rarity: a book on modern finance that's both extraordinarily thoughtful and enormously entertaining."--James Surowiecki, author of "The Wisdom of Crowds"

My favorite book written about the financial crisis. . . . Highly recommended. --Ezra Klein, "The Washington Post""

"Diary of a Very Bad Year" is a rarity: a book on modern finance that s both extraordinarily thoughtful and enormously entertaining. --James Surowiecki, author of "The Wisdom of Crowds""

Eminently readable. . . . Always engaging. . . . Although it is not fiction, "Diary of a Very Bad Year" is, in its own way, an attempt to bridge the gulf between the literary and financial worlds. --"Financial Times""

"Diary of a Very Bad Year" does something few of the books written about the crisis have accomplished: It delivers an insider perspective on the events in real time, rather than dwelling on conclusions reached after the fact. --"BusinessWeek""

HFM does a good job of teaching the reader how mortgage-backed paper, money-market funds, and credit-default swaps work, while offering up juicier tidbits about the ethics and legalities of his sector. --"Time Out New York""

"Diary of a Very Bad Year" takes the first steps toward putting a human face on the funds. --"Newsweek""

A great read. . . . HFM offers a brilliant financial professional s view of the economic situation in real time, from September 2007, when problems in financial markets began to surface, until late summer 2009. --"Booklist""

A wonderful book. "Diary of a Very Bad Year" is a fascinating commentary on the crisis and a great read. --David Backus, Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU's Stern School of Business"

Thoughtful, funny and unpretentious. . . . An unexpected treat that belongs on the shelf once labeled belles-lettres. . . . It is plenty enjoyable to watch HFM s mind unfurl. --Dwight Garner, "The New York Times""

A short, illuminating set of interviews with one savvy, articulate Wall Streeter. . . . A penetrating, educational and at times harrowing play-by-play. --"Time" magazine"

"n+1" (in the person of Keith Gessen) lends an outsider s ear to the brilliant disquisitions of a guy caught in the middle of it all. . . . Excellent reading. . . . Compelling. --"The Millions""

A highly readable refresher on the financial crisis. . . . Amazingly and largely because of the anonymity he s granted the nameless hedgie gives straight answers. . . . While HFM comes off as a bro you don t want to mess with, the book is packed with plenty of humor. --"The Wall Street Journal""

"My favorite book written about the financial crisis. . . . Highly recommended."--Ezra Klein, The Washington Post

"Diary of a Very Bad Year is a rarity: a book on modern finance that's both extraordinarily thoughtful and enormously entertaining."--James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds

"A highly readable refresher on the financial crisis. . . . Amazingly--and largely because of the anonymity he's granted--the nameless hedgie gives straight answers. . . . While HFM comes off as a bro you don't want to mess with, the book is packed with plenty of humor."--The Wall Street Journal

"Eminently readable. . . . Always engaging. . . . Although it is not fiction, Diary of a Very Bad Year is, in its own way, an attempt to bridge the gulf between the literary and financial worlds."--Financial Times

"Diary of a Very Bad Year does something few of the books written about the crisis have accomplished: It delivers an insider perspective on the events in real time, rather than dwelling on conclusions reached after the fact."--BusinessWeek

"HFM does a good job of teaching the reader how mortgage-backed paper, money-market funds, and credit-default swaps work, while offering up juicier tidbits about the ethics and legalities of his sector."--Time Out New York

"Diary of a Very Bad Year takes the first steps toward putting a human face on the funds."--Newsweek

"A great read. . . . HFM offers a brilliant financial professional's view of the economic situation in real time, from September 2007, when problems in financial markets began to surface, until late summer 2009."--Booklist

"A wonderful book. Diary of a Very Bad Year is a fascinating commentary on the crisis and a great read."--David Backus, Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU's Stern School of Business

"Thoughtful, funny and unpretentious. . . . An unexpected treat that belongs on the shelf once labeled belles-lettres. . . . It is plenty enjoyable to watch HFM's mind unfurl."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"A short, illuminating set of interviews with one savvy, articulate Wall Streeter. . . . A penetrating, educational and at times harrowing play-by-play."--Time magazine

"n+1 (in the person of Keith Gessen) lends an outsider's ear to the brilliant disquisitions of a guy caught in the middle of it all. . . . Excellent reading. . . . Compelling."--The Millions

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