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John Spooner  

Financial Guru

John D. Spooner is the only investment advisor/novelist in America. His bestselling nonfiction includes Confessions of a Stockbroker, Smart People, and novels including Class and The Foursome. His articles have appeared regularly in magazines such as Playboy, Town and Country, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Time, and the Boston Globe. He has been director of The Atlantic Monthly and David Godine Publishers, and has been a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council which distributes all arts funding for the Commonwealth. He has been honored with the Literary Lights Award, given to New England’s most distinguished writers by the Boston Public Library.

A managing director for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Spooner was the creator of A Book for Boston; a celebration of Boston’s 350th birthday. He lectures widely and has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including, Wall Street Week, Fox News, and NPR, on the philosophy of investing. Currently he is a guest commentator on Bloomberg National Radio. Spooner was on the board of the Harvard Alumni Association and was a co-founder of the Curious George Foundation.

Inc. magazine has said about him, “Spooner, known nationally as the author of Smart People and Confessions of a Stockbroker, is a phenomenon, as much a psychologist and futurist as an investment advisor.” Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser series, has that “Spooner is one of the best writers in America,” and the Boston Globe has said that he is “a national treasure.” He has been a contributing editor for Worth magazine, and has been the business editor of Boston Magazine.

His book Do You Want to Make Money or Would You Rather Fool Around? has been a Boston Globe bestseller translated into foreign editions in Hungary, China, Japan, and Portugal. The Improper Bostonian magazine voted him “Boston’s best investment advisor.” Barron’s named him one of the ‘100 Best Investment Advisors in America.’ His next book No One Ever Told Us That is due out in 2012.

Spooner watches assets in excess of $1 billion for clients all over the country and the world. A graduate of Harvard, he lives on Beacon Hill in Boston.


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