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Thursday, December 22, 2016
The Altadena Library Presents Author Presentation: For the Love of Money by Sam Polk
Join Altadena Library for an engaging author discussion of Sam Polk’s book, For the Love of Money on Saturday, January 14 at 4:00 p.m..
In 2014, a former hedge fund trader’s New York Times Sunday Review front page article about wealth addiction instantly went viral. This is his unflinching memoir about coming of age on Wall Street, fighting to overcome the ghosts of his past—and the radical new way he now defines success. At just thirty years old, Sam Polk was a senior trader for one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street, on the verge of making it to the very top. When he was offered an annual bonus of $3.75 million, he grew angry because it was not enough. In that moment he knew he had lost himself in his obsessive pursuit of money. And he had come to loathe the culture—the shallowness, the sexism, the crude machismo—and Wall Street’s use of wealth as the sole measure of a person’s worth. He decided to walk away from it all.
Former hedge fund trader Sam Polk is a writer, cofounder and CEO of Everytable, a social enterprise that sells fresh, delicious meals at prices everyone can afford, and the founder and executive director of Groceryships, a nonprofit that helps low-income families struggling with obesity. Polk graduated from Columbia University in 2002 with a BA in English and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. His writing has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, and CNBC.com. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their daughter. For the Love of Money is his first book.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Altadena Library is located at 600 East Mariposa Steet, Altadena.
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