Michael Lewis to Release Newly Recorded Audiobook Edition of His Classic Liar’s Poker

Pushkin Industries and Michael Lewis — author of the bestsellers Moneyball, Flash Boys, The Blind Side, and The Big Short — are releasing a newly recorded unabridged version of Liar’s Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street produced by the same team that makes his hit podcast Against the Rules.

This will be the first time Liar’s Poker will be available as an unabridged audiobook and will be published alongside a 5-part companion podcast called “Other People’s Money,” which features conversations with characters from the book, top financial experts and players, and luminaries of journalism like Ira Glass, George Saunders, and Planet Money’s Jacob Goldstein.

First published in October of 1989, Liar’s Poker is widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s. Selected as one of BusinessWeek’s “Best Business Books of the Year” and deemed “the funniest book on Wall Street I’ve ever read” by Tom Wolfe, Liar’s Poker tells the story of Michael Lewis’s frenzied years working at the premier investment bank Salomon Brothers in an era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune. This new audio edition will be unabridged, read by the author, and will feature archival news footage from the era, original scoring, and sound effects, plus a bonus episode from the companion podcast. 

When Liar’s Poker was originally published, Michael Lewis thought he was capturing a moment of Wall Street excess the likes of which we would never see again. However, Liar’s Poker is more relevant now than ever, and in the companion podcast, Lewis will look at how the world of finance has – or hasn’t – changed since the book has come out and examine his own development both as a writer and a person.

Liar’s Poker is available wherever audiobooks are sold, including on Pushkin.fm where it can be purchased for $14.99 and listened to on your podcast player of choice. The retail price is $32.00.

The 5-episode companion podcast “Other People’s Money” will launch on February 8 within the Against the Rules with Michael Lewis feed and air weekly on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever listeners access podcasts.