Faber & Faber - John Lanchester explains 'Haircut' from How to Speak Money
John Lanchester explains 'Haircut' from How to Speak Money
'Amortisation', 'Bear Market', 'Hot Waitress Index', 'Zombie Bank' ... terms we hear associated with the world of finance, but what do they all mean? If, as Will Self said, John Lanchester's bestselling 'Whoops!' provided a routemap to the crazed world of contemporary finance, Lanchester's new book - 'How to Speak Money' - is the jargon-busting phrasebook. It shows you it's possible to learn to speak the language of money. Possible, desirable and perhaps even necessary if we're to avoid feelings of complete helplessness and bafflement when confronted with the big financial forces that shape our lives.