To me The fact of his subseuent second conviction many years later did not affect my enjoyment of the book It s always interesting to read how a fraudster thinks You just have to take it all with a grain of salt because fraudsters lie Imagine that. Ow for the first time Minkow tells his own story from success to corruption to his life changing experience in prison.
Ns reform at the end of the book but we know how that turned outWhat stuck with me the most was that as a young man he couldn t enjoy sporting events because the crowd was cheering for someone other than him That s a phenomenon that never occurred. G firm public Just one year later the newspapers told a different story one of inconceivable fraud and embezzlement
I enjoyed reading the book although Minkow is clearly a disturbed person What surprised me is that he was cheating from early in his life It was clear that being the best and doing anything to be the best is a way of life for him Of course he feig. The 1986 headlines proclaimed 20 year old Barry Minkow a phenomenon as he took his multimillion dollar carpet cleanin.