From Kevin Roose, New
York magazine writer and author of the critically-acclaimed The Unlikely Disciple, comes a vivid,
inside look at the new generation of Wall Street bankers.
Every summer, thousands of high-achieving college graduates
pack their bags and head to Wall Street to start new lives as junior investment
bankers and traders at firms like Goldman Sachs, J. P. Morgan, and Citigroup.
Even after a massive economic collapse, a career in the financial industry
remains a tempting path for many of America’s best and brightest. But what
happens to these entry-level grunts once they join the money chase? And how did
the financial crisis of 2008 change the high-flying world they inhabit?
Young Money is an
unprecedented (and unauthorized) trip inside the well-guarded subculture of
Wall Street’s youngest workers. New York
magazine writer Kevin Roose spent more than three years shadowing eight junior
employees at leading investment firms, all of whom began their careers after
the crash. In an attempt to understand the financial world’s persistent allure,
Roose visited Ivy League recruiting sessions, attended singles mixers and
pre-hire training programs for young bankers, and snuck into a secretive and
powerful Wall Street fraternity. What he saw wasn’t just one-hundred–hour
workweeks, big bonuses, and wild parties. It was the birth of a new Wall
Street, one that forced its youngest workers to grapple with their consciences
and realign their priorities.
With hundreds of interviews and mountains of original
reporting, Young Money is more than
an exposé of excess; it’s a hilarious and accessible story, told through the
eyes of eight memorable, young financiers, that shows how the Great Recession
changed the attitudes of a generation. Download and start listening now!