Fun While It Lasted

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Fun While It Lasted

My Rise and Fall in the Land of Fame and Fortune

By Bruce McNall; Michael D'Antonio

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9780786868643, 296pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2003


Bruce McNall became obsessed with coin collecting at the age of 10. At 16, his collection was worth $60,000. During college, he traveled the world buying coins stolen from ancient sites and tombs. McNall's first major sale was to Sy Weintraub, the head of Panavision, who bought $500,000 worth of coins in one sitting. Soon, McNall branched out into horse racing, movie making (The Fabulous Baker Boys), and owning the L.A. Kings hockey team.

About the Author

As part of a team of journalists from "Newsday, " MICHAEL D ANTONIO won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting before writing many acclaimed books, including "Atomic Harvest "and "The State Boys Rebellion". He has also written for "Esquire", "The New York Times Magazine", and "Sports Illustrated." He lives in Miller Place, New York.