This is a much needed parody of all those kitschy little books like THE LITTLE BOOK OF CALM that promise that peace of mind, success, happiness, terrific orgasms, good health and longevity are all available in an icklewickle package costing not more than a few quid.
What differentiates the highly successful market practitioners - the Market Wizards - from ordinary traders? What traits do they share? What lessons can the average trader learn from those who achieved superior returns for decades while still maintaining strict risk control? This book deals with these questions.
Writing about real lives takes various forms, which overlap and may be combined with each other: biography, autobiography, biographical criticism, biographical fiction, memoir, confession, diary. In these essays, the author considers some particularly interesting examples of life-writing, and contributes several of his own.