John LeFevre
9 min readMay 17, 2016

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The Roadshow (aka The Worst Private Plane Trip Of All-Time)

To commemorate the paperback release of the New York Times bestseller, Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals, here’s the chapter that started it all. Without a manuscript and having never written a book, this story was enough to get me a six-figure book deal.

Selling a new high-yield bond for a company usually involves conducting a full investor roadshow. It is…

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John LeFevre

Signed contracts with Goldman Sachs and Simon & Schuster, and paid lawyers more than I made. Author of STRAIGHT TO HELL (not about @gselevator or Goldman Sachs)