Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay by John Lanchester

Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay by John Lanchester

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We are, to use a technical economic term, screwed. The cowboy capitalists had a party with everyone's money and now we're all paying for it. What went wrong? And will we learn our lesson - or just carry on as before, like celebrating surviving a heart attack with a packet of Rothmans? This book tells the true story of the economic crisis.
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John Lanchester's "Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay" is the unbelievable true story of the economic crisis. We are, to use a technical economic term, screwed. The cowboy capitalists had a party with everyone's money and now we're all paying for it. What went wrong? And will we learn our lesson - or just carry on as before, like celebrating surviving a heart attack with a packet of Rothmans? John Lanchester travels with a cast of characters - including reckless banksters, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts, and innocent bystanders to understand deeply and genuinely what is happening and why we feel the way we do. "Devastatingly funny ...the route map to the crazed world of contemporary finance we have all been waiting for". (Will Self). "Bang on the money". ("Independent"). "Explains the crisis in a way that actually sticks ...to my amazement, I finally grasp it". (Janice Turner, "The Times"). "Endlessly witty ...will turn any reader into an expert within the space of 200 pages". (Jonathan Coe). "Terrific ...there is no better guide to the crazy world of high finance". ("GQ"). John Lanchester is a journalist, novelist and winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award. His fiction includes "Mr Philips", "The Debt to Pleasure and Capital". He is a regular contributor to the "London Review of Books" and the "New Yorker", with a monthly column in "Esquire".

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SKU GOR002199128
Title Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay
Author By (author) John Lanchester
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 014104571X
ISBN 13 9780141045719
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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John Lanchester's "Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay" is the unbelievable true story of the economic crisis. We are, to use a technical economic term, screwed. The cowboy capitalists had a party with everyone's money and now we're all paying for it. What went wrong? And will we learn our lesson - or just carry on as before, like celebrating surviving a heart attack with a packet of Rothmans? John Lanchester travels with a cast of characters - including reckless banksters, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts, and innocent bystanders to understand deeply and genuinely what is happening and why we feel the way we do. "Devastatingly funny ...the route map to the crazed world of contemporary finance we have all been waiting for". (Will Self). "Bang on the money". ("Independent"). "Explains the crisis in a way that actually sticks ...to my amazement, I finally grasp it". (Janice Turner, "The Times"). "Endlessly witty ...will turn any reader into an expert within the space of 200 pages". (Jonathan Coe). "Terrific ...there is no better guide to the crazy world of high finance". ("GQ"). John Lanchester is a journalist, novelist and winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award. His fiction includes "Mr Philips", "The Debt to Pleasure and Capital". He is a regular contributor to the "London Review of Books" and the "New Yorker", with a monthly column in "Esquire".
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002199128
Title Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay
Author By (author) John Lanchester
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 014104571X
ISBN 13 9780141045719
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.