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The Operator : David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood

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Complex, contentious, and blessed with the perfect-pitch ability to find the next big talent, David Geffen has shaped American popular culture for the last three decades. His dazzling career has included the roles of power agent, record-industry mogul, Broadway producer, and billionaire Hollywood studio founder. From the beginning, though, Geffen's many accomplishments hav
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Hardcover, 688 pages
Published April 18th 2000 by Random House (first published March 7th 2000)
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John
Dec 21, 2009 John rated it liked it

There’s a website that lists hundreds, probably thousands of words and phrases that first found expression in the work of Shakespeare. And after reading this biography of David Geffen, I realized it would probably take a writer with Shakespeare’s gift of language and acute insight into human character to fully describe an individual so vibrant and complex. Egosyntonic, cunning, dramatic, ruthless, charming, contentious, single-minded, generous, mechanistic, visionary, maniacal – Geffen was indee
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May 15, 2008 Andrew R rated it liked it
This was a decent personal look at Geffen but an unsatisfying business biography. Very gossipy. Was hoping for something more along the lines of "Disney Wars."
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