A biting satire of the credit crunch from this hugely popular and bestselling author
For amiable City trader Jimmy Corby money was the new Rock ní Roll. His whole life was a party, adrenalin charged and cocaine fuelled. If he hadnít met Monica he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab.
But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever. Rich, pampered and successful, Jimmy, Monica and their friends lived the dream, bringing up their children with an army of domestic helps.
But then it all came crashing down. And when the global financial crisis hit, Jimmy discovers that anyone can handle success. Itís how you handle failure that really matters.Author Profile
Ben Elton is one of Britainís most provocative and entertaining writers. From celebrity to climate change, from the First World War to the end of the world, his books give his unique perspective on some of the most controversial topics of our time.
He has written twelve major bestsellers, including Stark
(filmed as Maybe Baby
, which he also directed), Dead Famous
, High Society
(WH Smith Peopleís Choice Award 2003) and The First Casualty
He has also written some of televisionís most popular and incisive comedy, including The Young Ones
and The Man From Auntie
. His stage work includes three West End plays and the hit musicals The Beautiful Game
and We Will Rock You
He is married with three children.Reviews