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“Joey Anuff and Gary Wolf have done the impossible: Dumb Money, an early-21st century
crossbreed of Dostoyevsky (The Gambler), Matt Groening (Homer Simpson), and the Motley Fools,
fully conveys the addictive, populist thrill of online stock trading, but also stands as
a cautionary tale about a certain kind of life–twitchy, sweaty, lonely–on the internet.”

–Kurt Andersen

“Read Dumb Money and never again will you worship at the shrine of day traders or most any
other Wall Street or Web guru. It is easy to be irreverent, you say? Yes, but it isn’t easy
to be funny, or wise, or to write so effortlessly. This is Bright Lights, Big City without
the cocaine but with the highs felt when a writer captures a moment of mass insanity.”

–Ken Auletta

“Dumb Money is the truest and most entertaining book about the allure of seemingly easy money
since Edwin Lefevre’s classic, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. Fusing a riveting and often
hilarious personal narrative with a contemporary history of the rise of day trading, Anuff and
Wolf cut through the frustrating mix of hype and horror that envelops most writing about the
stock market. This is a clear-eyed and painfully honest book, and ultimately a moving one as
well. Day trading is now responsible for at least one good thing.”

–James Surowiecki

Wired: A Romance

“A deceptively deadpan recollection that reads more like a libretto than a
straightforward work of journalism.”

–David Carr, The New York Times Book Review

“Wolf writes about Wired with such grace and high spirits that I find it hard
to imagine any fair-minded reader coming away unpersuaded that in its heyday
the magazine…was a vastly important publishing phenomenon.”

–Tim Cavanaugh, The Washington Post

In Wired: A Romance, Gary Wolf offers a studied rather than sensational journey
through the detritus of the ’90s techno explosion, the magazine’s pivotal role
in it and its maverick cast of characters.

–Jackie Bennion, The Los Angeles Times

“A readable and fascinating account of Rossetto and Metcalfe, their influential
magazine, and the volatile times to which they belonged. Highly recommended…”

–Library Journal