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The New Gilded Age: The New Yorker Looks at the Culture of Affluence (Modern Library)

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Publisher Comments:

In keeping with its tradition of sending writers out into America to take the pulse of our citizens and civilization, The New Yorker over the past decade has reported on the unprecedented economy and how it has changed the ways in which we live. This new anthology collects the best of these profiles, essays, and articles, which depict, in the magazine's inimitable style, the mega-, meta-, monster-wealth created in this, our new Gilded Age.

        Who are the barons of the new economy? Profiles of Martha Stewart by Joan Didion, Bill Gates by Ken Auletta, and Alan Greenspan by John Cassidy reveal the personal histories of our most influential citizens, people who affect our daily lives even more than we know. Who really understands the Web? Malcolm Gladwell analyzes the economics of e-commerce in "Clicks and Mortar." Profiles of two of the Internet's most respected analysts, George Gilder and Mary Meeker, expose the human factor in hot stocks, declining issues, and the instant fortunes created by an IPO. And in "The Kids in the Conference Room," Nicholas Lemann meets McKinsey & Company's business analysts, the twenty-two-year-olds hired to advise America's CEOs on the future of their business, and the economy.

        And what defines this new age, one that was unimaginable even five years ago? Susan Orlean hangs out with one of New York City's busiest real estate brokers ("I Want This Apartment"). A clicking stampede of Manolo Blahniks can be heard in Michael Specter's "High-Heel Heaven." Tony Horwitz visits the little inn in the little town where moguls graze ("The Inn Crowd"). Meghan Daum flees her maxed-out credit cards. Brendan Gill lunches with Brooke Astor at the Metropolitan Club. And Calvin Trillin, in his masterly "Marisa and Jeff," portrays the young and fresh faces of greed.

        Eras often begin gradually and end abruptly, and the people who live through extraordinary periods of history do so unaware of the unique qualities of their time. The flappers and tycoons of the 1920s thought the bootleg, and the speculation, would flow perpetually—until October 1929. The shoulder pads and the junk bonds of the 1980s came to feel normal—until October 1987. Read as a whole, The New Gilded Age portrays America, here, today, now—an epoch so exuberant and flush and in thrall of risk that forecasts of its conclusion are dismissed as Luddite brays. Yet under The New Yorker's examination, our current day is ex-posed as a special time in history: affluent and aggressive, prosperous and peaceful, wired and wild, and, ultimately, finite.

Review:

"Whether you believe the 1990s was an era of unparalleled greed or the dawn of an entrepreneurial era, this much is clear: It was a golden age for business writing. For proof, look no further than The New Gilded Age." USA Today

Review:

"This potent collection captures the mercantile madness of the last decade. It also offers one ray of hope in a hurried and greedy world: The New Yorker is still home to its prized, impeccable style that balances wit with depth in essays that are at once delectable and galvanizing." Booklist

About the Author

DAVID REMNICK is the editor of The New Yorker. He is the author of several books, including King of the World and Lenin's Tomb, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Barons
The Connector (Jason McCabe Calacanis) 3
Everywoman.Com (Martha Stewart) 13
The Fountainhead (Alan Greenspan) 23
Trump Solo (Donald Trump) 43
Hard Core (Bill Gates) 65
The Web
The Gilder Effect 111
Clicks and Mortar 125
The A-List E-List 137
The Kids in the Conference Room 139
The Woman in the Bubble 150
The Age
Marisa and Jeff 165
No Man's Town 179
Six Degrees of Lois Weisberg 189
The Quarter of Living Dangerously 206
Landing from the Sky 222
Moby Dick in Manhattan 243
Sweat Is Good 261
A Sense of Change 277
Metamoney 281
Display Cases 287
After Seattle 297
They Love Me! 315
The Life
Mr. Lucky 333
The Inn Crowd 343
My Misspent Youth 352
A Hazard of No Fortune 360
I Want This Apartment 371
High-Heel Heaven 380
A Party for Brooke 393
Conscientious Consumption 403
Our Money, Ourselves 406
Who Speaks for the Lazy? 419
Acquired Taste 426
What Happened to My Money? 433
After Welfare 435

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757150
Editor:
Remnick, David
Publisher:
Modern Library
Editor:
Remnick, David
Author:
Remnick, David
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Wealth
Subject:
Mass Media - Magazines
Subject:
Corporate & Business History
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Media Studies - Print Media
Subject:
United States Civilization 1970-
Subject:
Popular culture -- United States.
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library (Paperback)
Series Volume:
1769-3
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
476
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.4063 lb
Age Level:
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"Review" by , "Whether you believe the 1990s was an era of unparalleled greed or the dawn of an entrepreneurial era, this much is clear: It was a golden age for business writing. For proof, look no further than The New Gilded Age."
"Review" by , "This potent collection captures the mercantile madness of the last decade. It also offers one ray of hope in a hurried and greedy world: The New Yorker is still home to its prized, impeccable style that balances wit with depth in essays that are at once delectable and galvanizing."
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