Crazy and In Charge

The Autobiography of Abe Hirschfeld
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  • Published: October 2003
  • Format: Dust Jacket Hardcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 464
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781410785725
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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.

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