Any Other Business - 23/01

Gabriella Griffith

IT’S OFFICIAL, the person behind @GSElevator, one of the greatest spies to come our way since 007, has got themselves a book deal.

The anonymous tweeter, who claims to give the world snippets of conversations from the Goldman Sachs elevator, has wrangled a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster.

The title currently being bandied about is: “Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance and Excess in the World of Investment Banking.”

According to the pitch it’ll be “the definitive exposure of investment banking culture today”. Not exactly music to chief exec Lloyd Blankfein’s ears as he settles in at Davos.

The news will be welcomed by @GSElevator’s 601,643 followers (Goldman Sachs only has 122,707) including Marissa Mayer, Vanilla Ice and Twitter chief executive himself Dick Costolo.

Costolo must be pretty proud – a multitude of book deals have gushed forth from the springs of Twitter, including @shitmydadsays (also a TV show), the great parody account @50ShedsofGrey and of course, @GusTheFox, to name but a few.

And when can we expect to get our grubby mitts on a copy of the book? It’s expected in October of this year and will be published under the pseudonym “J.T.Stone.”

Before you ask, there doesn’t appear to be anyone working at Goldman Sachs with that name, there is however a prolific erotica author with that moniker. Make of that what you will.