Remember that Enron made-for-TV movie I mentioned a few days ago. The Sunday Chron has a review of the book on which it's based. I wouldn't prepare an Emmy speech if I were Brian Cruver. Here are a couple of bits from the review:
Cruver's writing relies heavily on cliché and superlatives, however, as he talks about his new colleagues.
"These people had money. Lots of money. And soon I would have lots of money, too."
He later gushes about the extremes of wealth and debauchery at the company: "It was top-down sports cars and top-off dancers. It was river rafting trips and River Oaks Country Club. It was the American dream to an extreme."
A co-worker, Liz, is used to introduce Enron's cultural history, such as the sexual proclivities of top executives, the large bonuses and how the infamous "rank and yank" employee review program works. Bernie Bickers, a stock-analyst friend who calls frequently to complain to Cruver about Enron's confusing accounting, serves as the voice of warning throughout.
And a character named "Mr. Blue" is used to impart the moral of the story: Don't sell your soul for money. Mr. Blue, a senior Enron executive Cruver knows from his pre-Enron days, meets with him over drinks throughout the book to warn him about the financial and spiritual decay of the company.