House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address (Hardcover)
Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address
Atria Books, 9781451666199, 394pp.
Publication Date: March 11, 2014
Praise For House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address…
"Michael Gross has done it again! In intricate and revelatory detail, he shows how Fifteen Central Park West became the most famous and talked-about building in Manhattan: It's the people who live there, of course, and Gross gives us a front-row seat on their passions, their antics and why they want the very best money can buy."
-William D. Cohan, author of Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World
"Both an incisive social commentary on our modern Gilded Age and an irresistible peek behind the walls of 15 Central Park West, otherwise known as "Limestone Jesus." With characteristic audacity and wit, Michael Gross has deftly chronicled the immense egos (and bank accounts) of the nouveau riche who reside at Manhattan's most coveted address."
-Karen Abbott, author of Sin in the Second City and American Rose
"Want to understand what Occupy Wall Street was about? In House of Outrageous Fortune, Michael Gross explains it--and then some. With a rollicking, informative history of New York City, tales of mega real estate fortunes made and lost, and dizzying examples of the super-wealthy's greed and ostentation, Gross deftly traces the arc of America both socially and financially and proves that the top two percent most certainly do not live like you are I.
"House of Outrageous Fortune pulls back the limestone curtain of 15 Central Park West to reveal seismic shifts in New York society and the astonishing lifestyle-without-limits of the new global elite. It's a dishy--but not trashy--page-turner."
-Barbara Corcoran, founder of the Corcoran Group and star of ABC's Shark Tank