‘As a primer to back-stabbing, bullying, drug-taking, gambling, boozing, lap-dancing, this takes some beating … a necessary and valuable book’ (Evening Standard)
‘Engaging, timely and important’ (The Times)
‘His timing couldn’t be better … London’s pernicious financial world reveals itself in all its ugliness’ (Daily Mail)
‘Excruciatingly candid’ (Sunday Times)
“Who is Cityboy? He’s every brash, bespoke-suited FT-carrying idiot who pushed past you on the tube. He’s the egotistical buffoon who loudly brags about how much cash he’s made on the market at otherwise pleasant dinner parties. He’s the greedy, ruthless wanker whose actions are helping turn this world into the shit-hole it’s rapidly becoming. For a period in my life – he was me”
In this no-holds-barred, warts-and-all account of life in London’s financial heartland, Cityboy breaks the Square Mile’s code of silence, revealing tricks of the trade and the corrupt, murky underbelly at the heart of life in the City. Drawing on his experience as a young analyst in a major investment bank, the six-figure bonuses, monstrous egos, and the everyday culture of verbal and substance abuse that fuels the world’s money markets is brutally exposed as Cityboy describes his ascent up the hierarchy of this intensely competitive and morally dubious industry, and how it almost cost him his sanity.
Over 200,000 copies of Cityboy have been sold in the UK and it’s been translated into five languages. Find out what all the fuss is about and buy it here.