From the man behind the infamous @GSElevator Twitter account, true stories from the wild world of international finance
Straight to Hell
978-0-8021-2521-7 • $16.00 • Paperback • May 2016
A New York Times Bestseller
One of Entertainment Weekly’s “10 Must-Reads of Summer”
“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
Over the past three years, the notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed has 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 sensationbut 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 storyan 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.
From the @GSElevator Twitter feed
A guy came up to me at the gym and asked me what event I was training so hard for. Life, motherfucker.
If you can be good at one thing, be good at lying. . . . Because if you’re good at lying, you’re good at everything.
“Just be yourself ” is good advice to probably 5% of people.
I start every cell conversation with “My phone’s about to die” so people don’t waste my time.
China is our landlord and we know he’s beating his wife but we’re two months behind on rent so we let it slide.
Starbucks needs a separate line for people who have their shit together.