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'Private Equity' memoir considers how much of ourselves we are willing to give up for jobs

The cover of "Private Equity" by Carrie Sun. (Courtesy)
The cover of "Private Equity" by Carrie Sun. (Courtesy)

Carrie Sun’s dream job as an assistant to a high-powered hedge fund founder takes a brutal mental and physical toll and causes her to question her relationship to work. She writes about the experience in the new memoir “Private Equity.”

Sun speaks with host Scott Tong about the book.

Author Carrie Sun. (Courtesy of Beowulf Sheehan)

Book excerpt: ‘Private Equity’

By Carrie Sun

Excerpted from “Private Equity: A Memoir by Carrie Sun.” Copyright © 2024by the author and reprinted by permission of Penguin Press.

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