Synopses & Reviews
- Denby's account of his own fiscal misadventures encompasses the spectacular fall of several of his new friends, among them Sam Waksal, jailed founder of ImClone, and Henry Blodget, disgraced analyst for Merrill Lynch.
- The hardcover (1/04) received rave reviews and is currently in its third printing.
- David Denby's previous memoir, Great Books, was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and paperback, with combined sales of more than 150,000 copies, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
- Hardcover ISBN: 0-316-19294-5
Denby's writing has made him one of the country's most sought-after critics, and "Great Books" was a "New York Times" bestseller. Here Denby tells the story not only of his own decline, but of his new friends Sam Waksal, indicted founder of ImClone, and Henry Blodgett, disgraced analyst for Merrill Lynch.
In this Bracingly Honest, Page-Turning Memoir, what begins as a manic money chase-desperate to hang on to his home after his marriage breaks up. David Denby realizes he can buy out his wife's share only if he can first make a killing in the stock market-ultimately becomes an unforgettable encounter with such eternal issues as envy, love, death, sanity, and happiness. American Sucker is a singularly compelling tale of the high-tech bubble related not by a market guru or an investment professional but by a witty, perceptive, and eloquent outsider.