". . . one of the funniest books ever written about Wall Street."
Jane Bryant Quinn, The Washington Post
"How great to have a reissue of a hilarious classic that proves the more things change the more they stay the same. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent."
"It's amazing how well Schwed's book is holding up after fifty-five years. About the only thing that's changed on Wall Street is that computers have replaced pencils and graph paper. Otherwise, the basics are the same. The investor's need to believe somebody is matched by the financial advisor's need to make a nice living. If one of them has to be disappointed, it's bound to be the former."
John Rothchild, Author, A Fool and His Money, Financial Columnist, Time magazine
Well, maybe this was a 2 star book, but to me it was hopeless from the start. "Fred Schwed", a jokester of a name to begin with talks about Wall St just as naively as anyone who... Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2003 by Scott D. Carl
If you think reading Investment books is a rather dry and serious affair, then you'll be pleasantly surprised by this one. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2002 by kfer
A friend of mine gave me this book to read to help me understand a bit about why the economy is in the dumps and why all my investments are in the toilet. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2002
although written in the 1940's this tells you many of the difficulties of investing today. His comparison of investing and speculating to love and passion is a classic explanation... Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2002 by Steven R. Becker
While you are wondering what to do with your money after the 2001/2002 stock market crash, Fred has some ideas...mostly how about cash? Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2002 by G. Powell
Financial advisors, pundits and prognosticators abound, though not as much now that the bubble has burst. "Where Are All The Customers' Yachts? Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2001 by Adam F. Jewell
This book clearly deserves more than five stars for exposing the folly of Wall Street in the most humorous possible terms. Read morePublished on March 4 2001 by Donald Mitchell
Schwed's main thesis is that Wall Street's experts, advice-givers, and prognosticators are just making wild guesses -- guesses for which they'll charge you quite a tidy sum. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2000 by Yaumo Gaucho