Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dealings: A Political and Financial Life

Succinct. I found myself thinking often while reading Felix Rohatyn’s memoir, Dealings, that there’s more to the story than he’s saying. Readers have to wait for a biography to learn more because Rohatyn seems uncomfortable at times talking too much about himself, or tooting his own horn. That’s refreshing in a memoir: he conveys a key point and moves on. From his long time Wall Street perch at Lazard Freres, Rohatyn was at the center of many of the most memorable deals in the last half of the 20th century. New York might have gone bankrupt without him. All this is covered in the book in an unassuming way by a towering figure.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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