Refreshingly honest, highly irreverent, and wickedly funny confessions by Michael J. Marin. Inside ... if you dare ... go on safari with a deliciously profane and entertaining guide to the Asian financial jungle who will show you a decade of pillage and plunder you could not have imagined and that you will never forget. Meet the Human Drill Bit. Discover what really happened when Yasuo Hamanaka lost close to Three Billion Dollars trading copper for Sumitomo Corporation. Experience the terror of the chairish sinkish thing. Find out what keeps the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank up at night worrying about Asia. Collect some great ideas for elaborate practical jokes and sophisticated money laundering. Marvel at the dire consequences of hysterical greed. See Japan through the eyes of a foreigner who lived and worked there for 12 years, who speaks fluent Japanese, and who understands the culture well enough to tell when the emperor has no clothes. Get the kind of candid perspective you can only get from an erstwhile wunderkind who doesn't give a rat's ass if he ever works on Wall Street again.