Jessica Pressler

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The Hustlers at Scores

They were an organized group of ex-strippers, plus a few role players recruited from Craigslist. They fished for marks in strip clubs, Wall Street cocktail bars, and even TGI Fridays, and then lured them to strip clubs. The marks woke up with little memory of the night before and their credit cards maxed out.

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The Ultimate Feel-Furious Movie About Wall Street

How Michael Lewis’s The Big Short became a Hollywood comedy.

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Bullsh*t.

An inside look at how an ad agency sells a car in 2015.

Jessica Pressler on the Longform Podcast
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"Let’s, Like, Demolish Laundry"

The laundry wars of Silicon Valley.

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Planet Pam

A profile of Pamela Anderson.

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“"Most Well-Known and Beloved Chinese Role Model”"

Lunch with recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao, the self-described “Most Influential Person of China,” to discuss his interest in buying The New York Times.

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Must Cats Die So Birds Can Live?

Inside an animal-lover civil war.

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The King of Oontz Oontz Oontz

A week with Avicii, the world’s hottest DJ.

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It's Good to Be Michael Lewis

On the writer and his impact on his subjects.

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The Stripper and the Con Man

On the marriage of Ponzi schemer Ken Starr and his fourth wife, Diane Passage, whom he met while she was dancing at a strip club.