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Schiffrin's book is not quite memoir, not quite history, and not quite rant, yet it has a bit of all three. Read morePublished on March 11, 2012 by Michael Charney
M. Schiffrin's book is a must-read for anyone who cares about ideas, literature, books, and the First Amendment. Read morePublished on February 27, 2005 by J. Abraham
I enjoyed the book very much. The story telling was enjoyable. As to the "whine", I work in a completly different industry that suffers from the money only direction of... Read morePublished on November 8, 2002 by G Seath
Schiffrin's book is provocative and well written. There is a little too much "And then I published...." along with a lot of name dropping. Read morePublished on September 10, 2002 by Rick Beyer
I think that all reviewers have some points here.
The book is a bit whiny. There isn't any documented research. Read more
Many of the other reviewers have done a fine job pointing out the merits and flaws of this book, so I will only add a quote that I find significant from Hardy Green, Business... Read morePublished on January 16, 2002 by Louisa H. Chiang
I learned a lot from this book. Everyone concerned about consolidation in the publishing industry should read this book. Read morePublished on October 11, 2001 by Harry S. Pariser
Schiffrin's arrogance annoyed not only the rightwing reviewers whose reviews appear below, but also this reader who is an ex- 60s left-wing hippie who has authored a bestselling... Read morePublished on February 27, 2001
Through this "memoir/history," Andre Schiffrin has not allowed a thirty year career at Pantheon to pass without comment. Read morePublished on December 3, 2000 by James Schiavone