what does " the era of Liar’s Poker, Bonfire of the Vanities, and Working Girl."mean?
I was at the pinnacle of my Wall Street career, but getting to this place of power and respect had been hard won. My husband and I had moved to New York in 1989 so that he could pursue a PhD in molecular biology at Columbia University. While he was in school, we needed to pay our bills. I had to get a job. I’d majored in music (piano). I had no business credentials, connections, or confidence, so I started as a secretary to a retail sales broker at Smith Barney in midtown Manhattan. It was the era of Liar’s Poker, Bonfire of the Vanities, and Working Girl. Working on Wall Street was exciting. I started taking business courses at night and I had a boss who believed in me, which allowed me to bridge from secretary to invest-ment banker. This rarely happens. Later I became an equity research analyst and subsequently cofounded the investment firm Rose Park Advisors with Clayton Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School.