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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He becomes the guy who uses his power to belittle someone before he’ll give them an utrney. Young Money Kevin Roose. Michael Lewis worked in finance for about ten minutes and has spent twenty-five years getting rich from his moralizing, hypocritical tirades though he is a remarkable writer, I confess.

He moved on to The Galleon Group hedge fund in where he was a health care trader and Managing Director. Skip to main content. Unable to resist the temptations that NYC and the financial industry presented, he went from higher than he could have ever expected to lower than I could have ever expected.

Dec 18, Tim O’Hearn rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Art of the Deal Tony Schwartz. Apr 05, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: The House of Morgan Ron Chernow.


From sleepy Kennebunk, Maine, Duff moved to New York in after graduating with a journalism degree. 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 the reader and yet the story soars along.

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I sort of envy people whose lives are so interesting they don’t have to write fiction. The Untold Story -emaciated, naked and babbling in an expensive hotel suite. Turney Duff was as affable an individual as he describes in the book. Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler.

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

In fact, he exited this slimy lifestyle just before the life consumed him. There are a lot of great storytellers in bars and as buu by the early scenes in the book, Turney has been able to count himself among those ranks for years.

From first line to last pun intended I could not stop rooting for this character to come out the other side unscathed. I enjoyed the authenticity of the main character and found myself sjde for him through the best and worst of times.

Turney Duff

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Aug 16, Joris rated it liked it. It’s about the rise and fall of a star, and about recovery and forgiveness, and choosing to live “a” good life rather than “the” good life. Hardcoverpages. Great articulations into his feelings as a fraud and a hypocrite at times. He brags that he just made that much dutf that very day.

I can’t deny that the book contains material that would make Michael Lewis blush, but I can’t get away from thinking, all these years later, that the book is wholesome and genuine. Some drug books are disguised “hey it’s not my fault” stories. Not my preferred read. Lean in Sheryl Sandberg.

One of Wall Street’s hottest traders, he was a rising star with Raj Rajaratnam’s legendary Galleon Group before forging his own path. I won sid book on goodreads. Return to Book Page. Given Turney’s credibility, there’s no one better to answer duf question. Duff describes his journey with skill and literary flair.

I finished tkrney in a mere 2 days. His bonus check one year was over a mill, and he can back that up. Flash Boys Michael Lewis. Den of Thieves Stewart.