Presents a collective portrait of some of the most powerful and influential people in Manhattan and, therefore, in America today including Donald Trump, Mario Cuomo, Roy Cohn, Liz Smith, and Ed Koch
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These profiles, reprinted from Manhattan, inc., offer a brilliant group portrait of New York City's rich and famous of the 1980s, even though some of the entries are a bit lackluster. Rosenbaum, contributing editor for Esquire and Manhattan, inc., is somewhat handicapped in his interviews because it seems that he gets to like most of his subjects, so he restrains his questions even with exceedingly vacuous folk, especially certain TV people. There are admiring portraits of "society dissidents" Felix and Elizabeth Rohatyn, adman Jay Chiat and Gov. Mario Cuomo. Builder Donald Trump, editor Helen Gurley Brown and automation specialist John Diebold come across more critically, and the most dramatic moment arrives when Malcolm Forbes shows Rosenbaum the door. (February
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Despite the glitzy title, this is essentially a thoughtful book. The author has interviewed, over posh lunches, Donald Trump, Malcolm Forbes, John Marion, Roy Cohn, and 12 other celebrities, giving us well-written, frank, and increasingly cynical assessments of the rich and famous of our times. Rosenbaum, a journalist with excellent credentials, finds himself developing a "bad attitude" toward his subjects and their greed, hubris, and hypocrisy. As the movers and shakers reveal themselves, we gain the sense of "the whole Gatsbyesque carnival of the era," and it is both amusing and sobering. The chapter on Ed Koch and food is a tour de force. Highly recommended. Priscilla E. Pratt, York Coll. Lib., CUNY
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Book Description Beech Tree Books, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110688066127
Book Description Beech Tree Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0688066127 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0265702