In these skittish times when powerful men warn the
public to “watch what you say,” many people with something different and thought-provoking to say have
done just that.
And then there’s Abe Hirschfeld.
From the moment he landed in America in 1950, Abe Hirschfeld
has been saying what’s on his mind, no matter who or what has stood in the way.
Little wonder that various powers that be have derided him as “meshuga” and
tried to keep him quiet, by any means necessary including putting him in jail
at age 80. And still, Abe Hirschfeld won’t keep quiet.
Now, at last, he tells the story of his incredible
life, imparting the wit, wisdom and unvarnished truths of a self-made
millionaire gadfly who has had a profound impact on the last half-century --
from his invention of the open-air garage to his behind-the-scenes role at the
Camp David peace accords to his brief but pivotal ownership of the New York Post to his $1 million offer to
Paula Jones that ultimately saved Bill Clinton’s presidency.
It’s all here, along with vivid anecdotes of
powerful people he has called friends such as Bobby Kennedy, Yasser Arafat,
Menachem Begin, and Jimmy Carter; others who have betrayed him such as Mario
Cuomo and George Pataki; those who learned at his feet such as Donald Trump; and
the story of a very intriguing liaison with Shirley MacLaine.
So read on, learn how Abe Hirschfeld became rich,
famous and feared. Be prepared to laugh, cry and scream in outrage. And maybe
even change your mind about a few things.