Books by Michael Gross

FOCUS by Michael Gross
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Released: July 5, 2016

"Not a pretty picture of sex, drugs, beautiful women, and raw ambition."
The reality of fashion photography "can be murky, often decadent, and sometimes downright ugly." Read full book review >
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Released: March 11, 2014

"An incisive but somewhat tedious report of New York's 'new money.'"
Travel + Leisure contributing editor Gross' (Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles, 2011, etc.) latest chronicle of the .01 percent shifts to the other side of Central Park. Read full book review >
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Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A juicy, breezily told social history of La La Land, deal by deal."
Location, location, location. Gross (Rogues' Gallery: The Secret History of the Moguls and the Money that Made the Metropolitan Museum, 2009, etc.) presents a history of Los Angeles land development that is rich in incident and full of thwarted ambition, visionary zeal and conspicuous consumption. Read full book review >
Released: May 12, 2009

"A deft rendering of the down-and-dirty politics of the art world."
A behind-the-scenes history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read full book review >
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Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"One-note and strangely impersonal: the public Lauren when readers were looking for the private. (12 b&w photos)"
Tepid, unauthorized biography of The King of Lifestyle Merchandizing. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1995

"Model wannabes will be well advised to read and reread these cautionary tales—and to hide this volume from their parents. (50 b&w photos, not seen)"
This intelligent and intermittently absorbing history of the modeling industry offers a group portrait of playboys, party girls, and a few genuine talents.. Read full book review >