Bombardiers is Po Bronson's debut novel. The thematic chapters that read more like interconnected short stories follow a group of salespeople who sell more and more outrageous financial products.
This book should have set off alarm bells in the 1990s and early 2000s. Every scheme these salespeople try was being done by actual financial salespeople on Wall Street and in the big banks.
Reading this on the backside of the most recent financial collapse deflated the humor for me. Instead of being wacky, silly or outrageous parody, it was just depressing. Maybe ten years ago I would have naively enjoyed it.