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Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals
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The hilarious New York Times bestseller "sharply observes the lives of globe-trotting, overindulging investment bankers" (Entertainment Weekly).

"Some chick asked me what I would do with 10 million bucks. I told her I'd wonder where the rest of my money went." —@GSElevator

For three years, the notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed offered a hilarious, shamelessly voyeuristic look into the real world of international finance. Hundreds of thousands followed the account, Goldman Sachs launched an internal investigation, and when the true identity of the man behind it all was revealed, it created a national media sensation—but that's only part of the story.

Where @GSElevator captured the essence of the banking elite with curated jokes and submissions overheard by readers, Straight to Hell adds John LeFevre's own story—an unapologetic and darkly funny account of a career as a globe-conquering investment banker spanning New York, London, and Hong Kong. Straight to Hell pulls back the curtain on a world that is both hated and envied, taking readers from the trading floors and roadshows to private planes and after-hours overindulgence. Full of shocking lawlessness, boyish antics, and win-at-all-costs schemes, this is the definitive take on the deviant, dysfunctional, and absolutely excessive world of finance.

"Shocking and sordid—and so much fun." —Daily News (New York)

"LeFevre's workplace anecdotes include tales of nastiness, sabotage, favoritism, sexism, racism, expense-account padding, and legally questionable collusion." —The New Yorker
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John LeFevre. (2015). Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals. Grove Atlantic.

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"Some chick asked me what I would do with 10 million bucks. I told her I'd wonder where the rest of my money went." —@GSElevator

For three years, the notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed offered a hilarious, shamelessly voyeuristic look into the real world of international finance. Hundreds of thousands followed the account, Goldman Sachs launched an internal investigation, and when the true identity of the man behind it all was revealed, it created a national media sensation—but that's only part of the story.

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"Some chick asked me what I would do with 10 million bucks. I told her I'd wonder where the rest of my money went." —@GSElevator

For three years, the notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed offered a hilarious, shamelessly voyeuristic look into the real world of international finance. Hundreds of thousands followed the account, Goldman Sachs launched an internal investigation, and when the true identity of the man behind it all was revealed, it created a national media sensation—but that's only part of the story.

Where @GSElevator captured the essence of the banking elite with curated jokes and submissions overheard by readers, Straight to Hell adds John LeFevre's own story—an unapologetic and darkly funny account of a career as a globe-conquering investment banker spanning New York, London, and Hong Kong. Straight to Hell pulls back the curtain on a world that is both hated and envied, taking readers from the trading floors and roadshows to private planes and after-hours overindulgence. Full of shocking lawlessness, boyish antics, and win-at-all-costs schemes, this is the definitive take on the deviant, dysfunctional, and absolutely excessive world of finance.

"Shocking and sordid—and so much fun." —Daily News (New York)

"LeFevre's workplace anecdotes include tales of nastiness, sabotage, favoritism, sexism, racism, expense-account padding, and legally questionable collusion." —The New Yorker
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        LeFevre writes for Business Insider and has been interviewed by a plethora of news outlets—but readers are most likely to know him as creator of the @GSElevator Twitter account, a raunchy, irreverent stream of poor-judgement statements supposedly overheard in the Goldman Sachs elevator (though in fact most were not). LeFevre tracks his life in finance, from his start in Salomon Brothers’s fixed-income department, to a job offer at Goldman Sachs itself. His story reads like a frat boy’s fever dream of the high-flying life: morning drinking, late-night drinking, and drinking all the hours in between; pranks, bar fights, cheating, travel, and prostitutes. Peppered with a range of his tweets, which range from the thigh-slapping to the grimace-inducing, LeFevre’s story is orchestrated to prove that Wall Street turns its adherents into automatons focused on money above anything else. Equal parts fun and train wreck, this is a tale engineered to astonish anyone who wondered which fools were behind the crash of 2008; few could have pictured how absurd the truth really was. Agent: Byrd Leavell, Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.

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