Tags: Andrew Ross Sorkin, books, Charlie Gasparino, take this seriously
From the mailbag:
Spotted Andrew Ross Sorkin at a bookstore in Penn Station berating a young clerk for not carrying more copies of his book, “Too Big To Fail.”
He actually said quite loudly: “Dude, you need to carry like a 100 copies of that book. It’s gonna be huge!”
Sorkin has yet get back to us with a comment on the account, and while it doesn’t really seem very in character for the DealBook editor to be making such a spectacle (in public), you can’t deny that he’s right to fight for the guy who just wants to get a gripping account of the shit that went down last year over a few rounds at the Houlihan’s bar, or in the station’s lush new accomodations. One thing you can be sure of is this:
Read more »
Tags: books, Caxton, Goldman Sachs
Former Caxton-Iseman Capital assistant Fatima Monahan pleaded guilty yesterday to using C-IC founder Frederick Iseman’s credit card on high-end clothing, shoes, food, household items and gift cards in 2006, and was ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution. Monahan filed a $24 million sexual harassment suit against Iseman and the firm last April, in a possible attempt to deflect attention from her own wrongdoings.
In the civil suit, Monahan claims Iseman “told her of intimate acts he had with several women, directed her to make inappropriate purchases, required her to organize his collection of explicit pictures, and to purchase and deliver to his apartment a book titled “The Mammoth Book of Erotic Fantasies.” (Not to be confused with “The Erotic Book of Mammoth Fantasies,” a favorite of Lloyd Blankfein and required reading of all new hires. And speaking of wooly mammoths, Joe Torre has a blog about his new life in L.A. The second entry, from August 17, is an observation on dogs. It closes with the line, “Okay, gotta run. I need to get Butch to the groomer’s before his hair starts getting poufy,” ‘Butch’ being a euphemism for the Torre unit).
Woman Who Sued Caxton-Iseman Pleads Guilty to Theft [Bloomberg]
Joe Torre’s Blog [MLBlogs via NYM]
Tags: books, Reading Is Fundamental
CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo has sold a book about ‘sucess’ for an advance several knowledgable sources said was approximately $500,000, according to Leon Neyfakh of the New York Observer.
This would be Maria’s second book. Her first, Use the News: How to Separate the Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy, came out in 2002. Earlier this year, her CNBC colleague Charlie Gasparino published King of the Club, a book detailing the rise and fall of former New York Stock Exchange head Dick Grasso.
‘Money Honey’ Indeed! [Observer.com]