The Sky's the Limit
Passion and Property in Manhattan
By (author) Steven Gaines
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Sky's the Limit by Steven Gaines
Book DescriptionSteven Gaines trains his sharp eye on rich people behaving badly. The arena is Manhattan luxury property and the outlandish displays of ego, outrageous behaviour, blood feuds, status hunger and conspicuous consumption that dominate that world. THE SKY'S THE LIMIT reveals the apartment-swapping adventures of many celebrities - from Jerry Seinfeld to Barbra Streisand, from Tommy Hilfiger to Gloria Vanderbilt - whose adventures in promiscuous apartment swapping and renovating are told with typical Gaines verve and style. And Gaines digs much deeper to tell us the fascinating story of how boxes stacked on boxes came to be seen as the ultimate in status for the rich. He explores the development of the cooperative apartment, originally conceived as a way to house the poor. He introduces us to a fascinating, diverse cast of carriage trade brokers, whose most important task is to get their anxious clients past the dreaded co-op board. And he gives us finely etched portraits of a few of the discreet, elderly society ladies who are the real arbiters of who gets into the so-called Good Buildings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316154550
(216mm x 135mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Steven Gaines
Chance in Biology, Paperback (September 2002)
Life is a chancy proposition: from the movement of molecules to the age at which we die, chance plays a key role in the natural world. This book helps readers to apply the probability theory needed to make sense of chance events - using examples from ocean waves to spiderwebs, in fields ranging from molecular mechanics to evolution.
Philistines at the Hedgerow, Paperback (May 1999)
Chronicles the lifestyles of the rich and famous along Long Island's exclusive seaside resort, revealing how the region's celebrities relate to their own properties.
Heroes and Villains, Paperback (August 1995)» View all books by Steven Gaines
"The Beach Boys have been rolling, like the tide their great songs evoke, for more than thirty years, reaching professional peaks and tragic personal depths. In this electrifying account Steven Gaines"
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Author Biography - Steven Gaines
Steven Gaines is the author of Philistines at the Hedgerow, Obsession and other books and numerous articles on pop culture. He lives in Wainscott, New York, located in the Hamptons.
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