Straight to Hell - John LeFevre

Straight to Hell

By John LeFevre

  • Release Date: 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 252 Ratings


“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 sensation—but 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 story—an 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.


  • Hugely amusing

    By Blutto85
    Quick easy read - funny and probably mostly true. It does beg the question as to why no bankers went to jail with the 2008 crash, however.
  • A bit obsessed with it

    By Ydnas9101
    Has been so much fun reading it and an exercise trying not to burst into laughters on the train. I m looking forward to his next book (if there will be one)
  • Fun debauchery read

    By Happy in PHX
    Not incredibly well written and lacked an overall focus, but a fun read and some outrageousness that makes me want to take a trip to Asia.
  • Amazing Read

    By OdetoLiarsPoker
    I'm a 20 year old finance major and I loved this book. Well written and couldn't put it down. The glamorous side of the bond syndicate desk.
  • This book is a waste - boring nonsense

    By BennyBoyNYC
    Really disappointed. Just a waste of time and not that interesting.
  • Interesting enough

    By wiggyswish
    Well written and I love short stories in each chapter.
  • Straight to Hell

    By TheBuysidewasbetter
    This book was terrible.
  • Hysterical

    By Pprince24
    Easy read,ridiculous anecdotes,obnoxious and over the top.Hopefully there will be part 2.