4 Mar Geraint Anderson during his city boy days. It’s likely that whatever you’ve heard about sex, drugs, prostitution, filth and fraud in the City of. 2 Jul Cityboy: Geraint Anderson made £3m before he decided the City was ‘souless’. Even when he was just another Cityboy making a fortune. In this no-holds barred, warts and all account of life in London’s financial heartland, Anderson breaks the Square Mile’s code of silence, revealing explosive.

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During those three weeks, I started writing the book. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: The book opens with a real punch in the gut, but then slows down to a mere crawl fo As a recent American transplant in London reading this, I found it to be fairly eye-opening in terms of the so-called “inside track” of life and dealings in the financial sector of the city.

The “moral parts” read quite a bit hypocritical and somehow artificial, just like “do what the priest tells you, geraaint what he does” You see so many people sleepwalking their way towards death.

I’m glad that I’ve found a copy, as buying a copy wouldn’t ha Cityboy has left me confused. Newsletter sign up Geraintt the latest career advice and insight from eFinancialCareers straight to your inbox Sign up. Jul 30, Dave rated it really liked it.

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In another episode, an evening drink with banking colleagues turns into a night at a debauched strip club where – in full view of the entire group present – some have sex with prostitutes. The irony is, of course, that ultimately, his parents’ lectures about money being the root of all evil came true. True they spend almost hrs week but the justification for earning City Boy is supposed to be an insider account of the filthy money and life lived by so called investment bankers.


This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat Share or comment on this article: Andersno job as a utilities analyst meant composing models of publicly listed companies with a view to deciding if shares should be bought or sold.

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It was incredibly cathartic. I think and hope that some of the sordid excesses he describes, mainly on the part of sell-side traders, are probably exaggerated. Wouldn’t recommend it as a primary read, keep it on your shelf as a secondary book just in case you’re reading something else which is heavier than Cityboy.

Even when he was just another Cityboy making a fortune inside London’s Square Mile, there was something odd about Geraint Anderson. His vulgar writing style is funny in a newspaper column but his rambling for almost pages is too much.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. While other colleagues were happily bedding the gold- diggers glued to the bars of the Square Mile, Anderson insists he remained faithful during a six-year relationship which foundered anyway under the pressure of gargantuan nights out and frequent jollies abroad.

Jul 24, James Perkins rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Also given the current credit crisis this books gives a small insight in to how part of the current mess came about. Cityboy is an international best seller, with aroundcopies sold by October last year. Retailers in the doldrums: Mar 15, Tom Middleton rated it did not like it.

Not long after, Hugh left the City to train as a Baptist minister. I found cigyboy book both entetaining and educational and recommend to anyone who is interested in economics and current events or just a fun book with a clever edge. But the petty excuses insurers use to wriggle out are almost as sickening Daylight robbery! It does, however, give a first-hand account of what aneerson happens which will no doubt antagonise, but equally, entertain as it’s well written and an ‘enjoyable’ read.


Oct 30, Harm rated it really liked it. Aug 15, Avishek Halder rated it liked it.

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All in all, the book was not a strong read, either as a comedy, or a biography, or as philosophy. Obviously having never worked as an investment analyst or a trader, I can’t truly state that the book is true or false. In-store sales fall anderwon the Share your thoughts with other customers.

If you’re looking for a light read this might be your call. While he isn’t planning on growing back the ponytail, it seems that he is reverting to his Trotskyite, hippy roots, talking about ‘wanting to give something back’. No trivia andersno quizzes yet.

The book is narrated by a character called Steve Jones, who bears astonishing biographical similarities to Anderson, but – when the going gets morally dubious – is not necessarily Anderson. It borrows a lot of credence by detailing the major corporate scandals of the early 21st century, all of which have only fuelled our loathing for this particular breed of distasteful human being.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Its all about making a buck and some of the stories are very funny as are names of banks megashite etc. Delve into the murky depths of the book and London’s pernicious financial world reveals itself in all its ugliness.