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Dumb Money

By: Ben Mezrich
Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
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Now a major movie starring Seth Rogen, Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Shailene Woodley, Sebastian Stan and Nick Offerman

The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders that Brought Wall Street to its Knees.

Bestselling author Ben Mezrich offers a gripping, beat-by-beat account of how a loosely affiliate group of private investors and internet trolls took down one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street, firing the first shot in a revolution that threatens to upend the financial establishment.

It started on a subreddit forum called WallStreetBets – a meme-filled, freewheeling place where a disparate group of investors shared their shoot-the-moon investment tips, laughed about big losses and posted diamond hand emojis. Until some members noticed an opportunity in Game Stop – a flailing bricks and mortar video-game retailer – and somehow rode a rocket ship to tens of millions of dollars in earnings overnight, simultaneously triggering unfathomable losses for one of the most respected funds on the street.

In thrilling, pulse-pounding prose, DUMB MONEY (previously published as THE ANTISOCIAL NETWORK) offers a fascinating, never-before-seen glimpse at the outsize personalities, dizzying swings, corporate drama, and underestimated American heroes and heroines who captivated the world during one of the most volatile weeks in financial history. It’s the amazing story of what just happened – and where we go from here.

©2021 Ben Mezrich (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Mezrich mans the conveyor belt at the factory that turns raw reality into its eventual slick cinematic depiction."―New York Times

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Fun but flawed.

Much like the author’s other books it’s fun, but this one suffers from horribly contrived dialogue.
Most notably in chapters 8 and 13. These conversations between it’s characters over golf and jelly donuts are jarringly terrible.
I didn’t enjoy the narrator’s performance either, and found myself cringing multiple times.
However the book is ultimately redeemed by the incredible events it describes, and is definitely worth a listen for this reason alone.

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Always great

Have read every one of Ben’s books and always both
Informative and entertaining. Being an audio book I just when’s through in one sitting. Well narrated.

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