Advance Praise for Dumb Money
"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, author of Turn of the Century and co-chairman, Powerful Media
"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, Slate.com