John Lefevre, the voice behind the @GSElevator twitter account
It’s been a wild couple months for the mediocre Twitter account @GSElevator. In January, the account was riding high, having signed a six-figure book deal with Simon & Schuster to the consternation of both Wall Street and people who appreciate comedy (an odd coupling, I know). But things started to drop when Wall Street errand boy Andrew Ross Sorkin doxxed the man behind the account as John LeFevre, an asshole who never worked at Goldman Sachs who seems like kind of a jerk. The doors finally closed late last month, when Simon & Schuster canceled the book deal, citing “information that has recently come to our attention” (presumably the fact that, you know, LeFevre never worked at Goldman Sachs).
But, as we all know, elevators—even horrendously unfunny elevators—don’t stay down for long. Yesterday, Grove Atlantic announced that it had given the account—now labeled “satirical,” presumably because it isn’t true—a new six-figure deal. In a press release, Grove Atlantic’s publisher Morgan Entrekin praised LeFavre and the @GSElevator account,  “John’s satirical voice captures the outrageous, excessive yet fascinating lives and culture of a certain segment of the international banking elite. His work is amusing, disturbing, and at times shocking.” …read more

Via: Melville House Books