Twenty-six-year-old writer Amit Chatwani has never been a banker (he's an ex-strategy consultant), but after college he lived with a group of investment banker types in NYC and created Leveraged Sell-Out, a hilarious blog where he chronicled his hate for banking and finance culture.
The blog inspired Amit's new book, Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Banker ($12), which is available for presale and is a pleasant departure from the usually somber finance book genre.
The Leveraged Sell-Out in the book (also known as "LSO" or "Logan") is a 24-year old financier, who like Amit, attended Princeton University. Logan works at the nation's most prestigious private equity firm and shares his street banker insights along the way in chapters like "No. We do not have any 'hot stock tips' for you," "Mergers are a girl's best friend," and "Georgetown? I wouldn't let my maids' kids go there." Radar has an excerpt from the first few chapters if you can't wait for the Aug. 5 release date.