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By David Denby

During this Bracingly sincere, Page-Turning Memoir, what starts as a manic funds chase-desperate to hold directly to his domestic after his marriage breaks up. David Denby realizes he can purchase out his wife's proportion provided that he can first make a killing within the inventory market-ultimately turns into an unforgettable stumble upon with such everlasting matters as envy, love, demise, sanity, and happiness. American Sucker is a singularly compelling story of the high-tech bubble similar now not via a industry guru or an funding expert yet by means of a witty, perceptive, and eloquent outsider.

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As the story ended, Tommy conked out at last, and I felt a nasty little cloud pass through my chest. I had lost what it was I wanted to give my wife. And Tommy couldn’t help me at all. ”), and shoveled them out the door. It was my turn to be with the kids — Cathy was away in her little studio. We were better off apart. I knew that now, but I both cursed her for leaving and missed her terribly. She had beautiful eyes despite a slight droop in one lid, which gave her a proud but sluggish air, as of an eagle that had drunk too much from the wrong mountain lake.

Go, Jack, go! Recently, the Clinton-Rubin economic policies had reduced the deficit and kept markets open through free-trade agreements; globalization was helping the boom. And since the end of 1994, the bull had forged ahead with particular strength, the S&P 500 index going up more than 20 percent a year. The change was not just financial, it was cultural. Liberals like me had watched with surprise as their residual distaste for capitalism slipped away, turning to grudging tolerance, and then, by degrees, to outright admiration.

No, in the late nineties, wealth was almost an entitlement. There was a widespread, unspoken belief that you betrayed a character weakness if you were not rich, or not trying to get rich. But that wasn’t all of it. What distinguished the period, of course, was its unique character of hope — an ecstatic belief in the future as an enormous ever-expanding bounty of freedom and money. In the subway, people may have avoided contact with their neighbors, but some of these sullen-looking New Yorkers, just trying to get to work, must have shared that hope and wanted a piece of the bounty.

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