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Those Bastards: 69 Essays on Life, Creativity, and Meaning

What happens to us after we die? Why does pornography ruin everything? Why should you never wear cargo shorts? What are the keys to a successful marriage? Why do some people commit suicide, but others don’t?

This sparkling collection of essays sets out to answer these questions and more.

With empathy, curiosity, and candor, Jared Dillian dives headlong into the central questions of existence with eyes wide open, observing life in a way that only he can. Alternately funny and sad, Those Bastards takes you on an emotional roller coaster, drawing heavily on Dillian’s experience with debilitating mental illness and his professional failures, and overflowing with sharp critiques on music and culture. He moves effortlessly from topic to topic, in one essay riffing on how to use Twitter with honesty and integrity, and in another, describing his experience at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Those Bastards is a literary sensation, filled with insights on what it means to be human, struggling in a world of uncertainty.

To be published in June 2023. Available for pre-order soon.

All The Evil Of This World

Jared Dillian's debut novel, about seven traders whose utterly out-of-control lives collide at the peak of the dot-com bubble.

Advance praise for ALL THE EVIL OF THIS WORLD:

"Jared Dillian's first novel is like a massive blast of crank. Pure adrenaline. Takes you on a bender that leaves you feeling like you need a hot shower by the time you're done. Required reading for all free market apostles."

John Rolfe, author of MONKEY BUSINESS

"Oprah would hate this."

Turney Duff, New York Times bestselling author of THE BUY SIDE

"ALL THE EVIL OF THIS WORLD is a wild ride that's hard to put down. It's a messy, captivating account of one hot trade. But it's really an absorbing, Bret Easton Ellis-style examination of Wall Street's underbelly at perhaps its ugliest and most exciting time."

Gregory Zuckerman, author of THE GREATEST TRADE EVER and THE FRACKERS

ALL OF THE EVIL OF THIS WORLD is now available in e-book and paperback:

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Street Freak: Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers

a memoir by Jared Dillian, which, by the way, was named the top general business book of 2011 by Bloomberg Businessweek. now available in paperback.

now available in paperback and eBook:

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