The anonymous man behind the Twitter account that pokes fun at Goldman Sachs employees has a book deal. The New York Times reports that Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, purchased Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance and Excess in the World of Investment Banking.
The book is based on the author’s @GSElevator account, which posts bits of conversations allegedly overheard in the Wall Street firm’s elevator. How can this be a book? Touchstone is glad you asked! The publisher said that the author, who is going by “Mr. Stone,” will “offer stories from his career in banking that capture the true character and nature of Wall Street culture today — a world far more abhorrent and way more entertaining than people can imagine.”
The best part about this is that Stone works for Goldman Sachs. He got a book deal by pointing out how absurd everyone who works at the firm can be, even though he has likely said similar things.
We look forward to the eventual book from the author who creates the @WhatTheGSElevatorGuySays account.