Three quotes from “The financial lives of the poets”, a 2009 novel by Jess Walter:
1. Higher than expected orders and
a reversal of its earnings direction
have led to an upward adjustment of
M-Tronic's third quarter projection
and revived hopes for a sector move
despite several analysts' rejection.
I know it sounds stupid in hindsight, and perhaps in foresight too, but my idea was that someone needed to start a website that gave financial news and advice ... in verse.
2. Richard is our financial planner, which is a bit like being Lido Deck Officer on the Lusitania.
3. He stops in the aisle of how-to books and clicks his tongue as he runs his hand across the spines of books that show how to do simple electrical work and how to repair a carburetor and how to fix a clogged sink and how to build a porch and how to stain your fence and, finally, how to build a tree fort. This long bookshelf seems taken directly from my insecurities--an entire library of things I cannot do. In the next aisle of this hell-library would be books about how to manage your billions and what to do with your foot-long penis.