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We Kid The Floor Traders

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We haven’t yet read Confession$ of a Wall Street Shoeshine Boy, the latest piece of Wall Street “fact-based fiction” from Doug Stumpf, but since we’ve always wanted to know what 3 pounds of partially digested lasagna looks like, we’ll have to get on that (narrator Shoeshine Boy Gil apparently “sees into traders souls”). Michael Wolff calls the book “extraordinary” and we’re inclined to believe him, but one of these lines from today’s CNBC interview with Wolff and Stumpf, re: floor traders seems…off:
“Trading floor culture is the wildest thing in America.”
“Testosterone-driven pressure cooker”
“Such great frat boy humor”
“So uninhibited”
“A lot of them [floor traders] are reading the book right now.”

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