This book is absolutely captivating. Portnoy will make you laugh, get angry, and marvel at the many machinations of Wall Street finance. If his descriptions of the characters and his own feelings about what he participated in weren't so entertaining on their own, the rest of the story might be a bit drab and difficult to follow for those bored with numbers and financial terminology. However, that is not the case. How this has not been made into a movie yet, I don't know!