Cramer, James J. 1955-

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CRAMER, James J. 1955-

PERSONAL: Born 1955; married Karen Backfish. Education: Harvard Law School, graduated, 1984.

ADDRESSES: Home—Summit, NJ. Agent—c/o Author's Mail, Simon & Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

CAREER: Journalist and stockbroker. Herald-Examiner, Los Angeles, CA, former reporter; Goldman, Sachs & Co., employed in private client services unit; Cramer, Berkowitz & Co., founder, 1987-2000;, cofounderand writer; CNBC Squawk Box, markets commentator; America Now, co-host; Kudlow & Cramer, co-host; RealMoney (national radio program), host; New York (magazine), "Bottom Line" columnist; New Republic, financial journalist; Smart-Money, financial journalist.


Confessions of a Street Addict, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2002.

SIDELIGHTS: In Confessions of a Street Addict James J. Cramer tells about his life as a prominent stock broker and hedge-fund manager on Wall Street and his career in the media. A Publishers Weekly contributor noted, "This is a lively, informative portrait of the highest levels of finance and media in the last decade."



Business Week, May 20, 2002, Gary Weiss, "Brilliant Stockpicker—Or Brazen Hustler?" p. 18.

Crain's New York Business, November 29, 1999, Frederick Gabriel, "Millionaires of Silicon Alley," p. 56.

Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2002, review of Confessions of a Street Addict, p. 540.

Money, March 1, 2001, Alec Appelbaum, "Jim Cramer Burns Out. What's Next?" p. 26.

New Your Times Book Review, June 9, 2002, David Warsh, review of Confessions of a Street Addict, p. 34.

Publishers Weekly, April 15, 2002, review of Confessions of a Street Addict, p. 55.

Quill, May, 2002, "Book Destroyed after Libel Suit Threat," p. 7.


Simon Says, (July 19, 2002), review of Confessions of a Street Addict; "Author James Cramer."

Washington Post, (July 19, 2002), Howard Kurtz, "Over Wall Street, a Clash of Ego and Bio."*