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  • Title: The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess
  • Author: Turney Duff
  • ISBN: 9780770437152
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Hardcover

  • New York Times BestsellerThe Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards and dizzying temptatNew York Times BestsellerThe Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards and dizzying temptations of making a living on the Street Growing up in the 1980 s Turney Duff was your average kid from Kennebunk, Maine, eager to expand his horizons After trying and failing to land a job as a journalist, he secured a trainee position at Morgan Stanley and got his first feel for the pecking order that exists in the trading pits Those on the buy side, the traders who make large bets on whether a stock will rise or fall, are the alphas and those on the sell side, the brokers who handle their business, are eager to please How eager to please was brought home stunningly to Turney in 1999 when he arrived at the Galleon Group, a colossal hedge fund management firm run by secretive founder Raj Rajaratnam Finally in a position to trade on his own, Turney was encouraged to socialize with the sell side and siphon from his new broker friends as much information as possible Soon he was not just vacuuming up valuable tips but also being lured into a variety of hedonistic pursuits Na ve enough to believe he could keep up the lifestyle without paying a price, he managed to keep an eye on his buy and sell charts and, meanwhile, pondered the strange goings on at Galleon, where tens of millions were being made each week in sometimes mysterious ways At his next positions, at Argus Partners and J.L Berkowitz, Turney climbed to even higher heights and, as it turned out, plummeted to even lower depths as, by day, he solidified his reputation one of the Street s most powerful healthcare traders, and by night, he blazed a path through the city s nightclubs, showing off his social genius and voraciously inhaling any drug that would fill the void he felt inside A mesmerizingly immersive journey through Wall Street s first millennial decade, and a poignant self portrait by a young man who surely would have destroyed himself were it not for his decision to walk away from a seven figure annual income, The Buy Side is one of the best coming of age on the Street books ever written.
    Turney Duff
    Turney Duff has worked on Wall Street since 1994, including at Morgan Stanley, the Galleon Group, Argus Partners, and J.L Berkowitz A graduate of Ohio University E.W Scripps School of Journalism, he has written and executive produced two short movies and under his rap name Cleveland D, was partly responsible for the infamous Galleon song, On the Good Ship Galleon He currently lives in Long Island City.


    Joe Peta
    The Buy Side has been out less than 48 hours, I've got another half-dozen books on my nightstand and yet I'm writing this review having just finished the book. That tells you how immensely readable The Buy Side is.Full Disclosure: Having just written a Wall Street memoir of my own, and having spent roughly the same 15 years on the Street as Turney, I am very familiar with the world he writes about, having been present at some of the book's scenes, and even had a tangential acquaintance with the [...]

    Lauren Connolly
    It was purely coincidental that I read this true-life account of Turney Duff's rise to the top of Wall Street after finishing Jay McInerney's Bright Lights Big City, but the timing couldn't be better. More conversational and manic, Duff takes you along for the ride. Part Wall Street, part addiction, part inspiration, the page-turner doesn't let you put it down. His honesty is gripping and gut-wrenching, yet takes full ownership of actions. I look forward to seeing this story come to life in the [...]

    Nathaniel Tilton
    The Buy Side was a book that I literally couldn't put down. I started reading it on a Saturday morning in bed with my morning coffee and read it to completion. The ride was exhilarating and a must read for anyone who wonders what the fast-paced Wall Street life is like, and who dares to see the darker side that includes layers of abuse and excess. What struck me was the plight of Turney Duff, from novice trader who climbs to the unexpected heights. His only escape was to hit rock bottom and redi [...]

    I read this book over a three day work trip, and I found myself wanting to read more while I was in meetings. I would grab a minute or two here or there, in between, to read a few pages. I just found it so compelling, and not because it's some kind of literary masterpiece. Honestly, the story reads like Turney is telling you his story over the dinner table. It's conversational; sometimes it's even a little manic and disorienting. The whole thing works because the story is about a guy who knew no [...]

    Ted Lehmann
    The Buy Side A Wall Street Trader'sTale of Spectacular Excess by Turney Duff (Crown Busness, 2013, 320 pages, $26,00) can be read as a cautionary tale of the risks and rewards of success on Wall Street, a history of a time that may have seen its end with the past few years of struggle in the markets, a Dante-esque vision of the inevitable corruption that occurs when too much money and too little regulation and restraint co-exist, or merely the story of one man who could not resist the allures of [...]

    Don't let the opening paragraph (the one where Turney Duff sounds like a total douche) rankle you. After a few more pages, I could not stop reading this wanton tale of excess. The author does an excellent job of describing exactly how he ended up the pitiful mess he was. Even his writing style towards the end, as he's hitting bottom, seems to reflect what he was experiencing.Bonus: learn a little bit about how things work on Wall Street. Fascinating!

    Louise Wardell
    I won this book on . I learned somethings about Wall Street. It also scares me that people that are responsible for the financial roles of this country also party and use drugs and alcohol.I realize drug and alcohol addiction is a disease but I wish there was interventions earlier.Congratulations to Turney for getting help and turning his life around.

    A great read. Honest and informative. Just written up in NYT. Great job Turney!

    "The Buy Side: How to Become a Cliche for Fun and Profit" Boy (or girl) from the sticks arrives in NYC with a backpack and a dream. Through pluck and luck makes a mint and lives the good life until the temptations of the city drag him down. Sound familiar? Well, beyond being the basic plot of many books fictional or otherwise (Bright Lights, Big City), it also represents the story of Duff's life (so far). And an interesting story it is although Duff's editor should have told him to be a little m [...]

    Ryan Dejonghe
    “DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IF YOU HATE: sex, alcohol, happy hour, models, ecstasy, cocaine, pornography, mature hookers, wall street mafia, drug addicts, alcoholics, NYC nightlife, insider trading, hazing, seven figure bonus checks, fake muggings, $25k birthday parties, one night stands, ABC Carpet, secret Wall Street crack houses and excess.” Yep. That’s what hooked into reading THE BUY SIDE by Turney Duff. This book is an insane page-turner. All that stuff above is there, but I was also inte [...]

    The other reviews I've read are right in that this is a well written book and is hard to put down. Duff is relatable in that "small town boy in big city" way, where he climbs to a very successful career based on doing the work and on having those small town values like treating people with respect. This stands out compared to others in this story. Then, of course, he loses his way. A fascinating story of excesses, and not so surprisingly released at the same time as the Gatsby movie remake - the [...]

    Matt Lohr
    Tales of Wall Street excess and debauchery are common enough now as to constitute their own subcategory of literature, both fiction (Jay McInerney's BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY is probably the godfather of this whole genre) and non-fiction. Turney Duff's true-life account of his years as a buy-side trader, and the coke-fueled king-of-New-York nights that almost brought him down, do not tread any particularly innovative ground, but when a familiar tale is spun with as much intelligence, energy and sk [...]

    Lisa Hazen
    Holy smokes--this book pretty much confirms our collective worst fears about Wall Street in the 90s. It's how Turney tells his story that sets this book apart from the others I've seen it compared to. Unlike the Jay McInerney's books, Turney is likeable. (Although prone to epic douchebaggery like "I make seven figures--how cute am I now?") And unlike Smartest Guys in the Room, you get an unvarnished account of the author's experiences in his own words. It reminds me most of Confessions of an Eco [...]

    The Miracle
    I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of the Buy Side and there went my productive weekend. I could not put this story down. I went in thinking I was going to read all about a cocky Wall Street trader and how he had brokers eating out of the palm of his hand. I was quickly corrected as I watched Turney Duff turn from a naïve boy from Maine with big dreams of becoming a writer into a fast- talking, hard partying, popular for all the wrong reasons, Wall Street trader. From first line to last (pun [...]

    Shavon Jones
    I sort of envy people whose lives are so interesting they don't have to write fiction. The Buy Side describes such a life. It is at once a personal cautionary tale and a professional career guide - like the life of Whitney Houston in that way. The book is detailed, well-written, painfully honest and too good to put down (I started reading it yesterday and stopped only for a nap and a meal). It's one of the best books I've ever read. It can only be a bestseller. And because of it, from now on, I [...]

    Mary Karen
    This memoir is a compelling account of a small town guy falling into a job on Wall Street and making it big in the big city. 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.I could not put this book down and finished it in two days. This is such a honest account of one man's journey through Wall Street and his addiction. I found myself at times shocked, saddened but above [...]

    Read this book to get to know a trader on Wall Street, not to get to know trading on wall street. Turney describes his ascend to Wall Street greatness in the first (enjoyable) chapter but then goes on a coke and alcohol crazed trip which takes two thirds of the rest of the book. Not my preferred read.It seams Mr Duff has his own demons to expel, returning back to bad decisions over and over. The end of this book looks like the starting point of the rest of his life, I wish him luck.

    When I first saw this title, I thought it was just another Wall Street memorandum. I was wrong. The experience of Turney Duff may not be too uncommon on Wall Street but the difference is that Turney Duff is hell of a good storyteller. I think he would've told another fascinating story even if he hadn't become a Wall Street trader. I enjoyed this book tremendously.

    Meredith Monturo
    The Buy Side grabbed my attention from the first page and never let go. To watch a regular guy from a "normal" upbringing, who happens to be a gifted "people person" work Wall Street - from top to bottom, only to return to his regular guy status, is inspirational. It sounds strange but I am absolutely PROUD of Turney Duff. What a ride!

    Vitalijus Sostak
    This book covers story similar to "Wolf of Wall Street", but without mega ego and international money laundering considerations. It's also more honest, personal and sadder, too - not much glamour here. Author went to work in finance purely for money, brushing his true calling aside and paid dearly for that developing drug addiction, losing family and the house and self-respect.I liked it a lot.

    Michael LeGrand
    A good rise and fall story of a hedge fund trader that made it to the top of the finance world, to be taken down by a cocaine addiction. Quick read that showcased drug abuse in a way I hadn't seen before.

    Kent Beck
    Honest memoir of losing it all and still having enoughWhat I loved was the responsibility and lack of self-pity. Some drug books are disguised "hey it's not my fault" stories. This one rings true.

    I loved the Buy Side. It is the perfect summer read. It's exciting, well written and brutally honest. It's o e of the best books I have ever read. I could not put it down. Do yourself a favor and read this book at once!

    2/24/14: What a page-turner! Incredible isnight into the life of "some" people on the buyside. Great articulations into his feelings as a fraud and a hypocrite at times. Cocaine kills.

    Nora Baldwin
    Page. Tuner. Summer read. Loved it.

    Karena Reiter
    I defer to David Bahnsenon's review on ! Thank you. Fourth Step MasterpieceBy David Bahnsenon March 28, 2014Format: HardcoverVerified PurchaseI will let you in a little secret (though I think I admitted this in my review of Wolf of Wall Street already I will read any book and see any movie that comes out regarding life on Wall Street. I can know ahead of time that it is going to be cartoonishly stupid, and they often are, and I will still read or see it. Some are quite serious in nature (see my [...]

    Simon Eskildsen
    A page-turner on going from a small town in Maine to seven figures and a cocaine addiction on Wall Street, only to find serenity in a one-bedroom apartment in Long Island City. Four stars not because I learned much from it, but because it's great entertainment for what it tries to do.

    Chris Craddock
    Wall Street DuffleTurney Duff wants to be liked, and by gum, he is likable. In spite of his being a Wall Street Trader, a drug fiend, a lush, and an arrogant Mother Hubbard, he is a natural born story teller, and by confessing his faults so freely he comes clean, as well as making his own braggadocio all the more believable. Actually, I don't have any trouble believing his outrageous claims. His bonus check one year was over a mill, and he can back that up. Chapter 28 is just a reasonable facsi [...]

    Lizandro Torres
    I really enjoyed this novel. It was quite motivating and moved me a little for the part of him trying to make others happy as he lived a terrible and unhealthy lifestyle. He should have changed his mind about the stock market before pursuing it for 15 years. overall a great read and i would recommend it.

    Gary Baughn
    I thought this was another book about the financial crisis, then I thought it was another Entourage-ish look at being young and having a lot of money, but it eventually became a rock-n-roll (even though he's on Wall Street) look at the cocaine addiction lifestyle.This autobiography by Turney Duff is both fun and sad to read. Turney stumbled into a Wall Street job, and made a lot of money, luckily, and made a lot of friends, mostly because, as people keep telling him, he is not the usual Wall Str [...]

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