by Fraser Seitel

Last week, Greg Smith’s eagerly-anticipated memoir, “Why I Quit Goldman Sachs,” hit the book stores – or Amazon.coms or whatever books are hitting these days.

Smith, of course, is the erstwhile Goldman Sachs vice president who, disheartened and exasperated over the deteriorating culture at his grand old firm, walked away from his $500,000 job and spilled his guts in a New York Times op-ed.

Almost immediately, Smith received a $1.5 million book deal, which no doubt cushioned the blow of the 12 years he had invested in the tiresome first class flights and four-star hotel stays that is the thankless lot of a Goldman equities salesman.

Smith was all set for a rip-roaring publicity tour when a funny thing happened.

Goldman answered back.

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