Screw U: A Memoir (Paperback)
Most people's worst nightmare is a problem with the IRS or the bank. Jim had them both coming after him for tens of millions of dollars.
Jim Masiello is widely known as the founder of the insurance giant SIAA, the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance, but what people don't know is that along the road to building his company Jim had to fight through a devastating situation with the IRS and fend off a flurry of improbable threats from big banks looking to bring him down.
Far from the professional and cordial experiences most people have with their banks, Jim has stories to share from his time in the insurance and real estate worlds that shed light on the darker side of the financial industry. When millions of dollars are on the line, things turn ugly fast, but this scrappy boy from the wrong side of the tracks had a mouth to match and wasn't afraid to let anyone have it.
Screw You is the true story of a man who didn't have anything handed to him and had to work hard, often against outright belligerence and jealousy, reaching the highest echelons of the business world in the process. Whether it's tense negotiations, courtroom drama, shocking letters announcing millions of dollars in debt out of thin air, or the jaw-dropping chicanery of banking executives, Jim Masiello has seen it all.