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The Operator A Crazy American Epic NewsweekComplex, Contentious, And Blessed With The Perfect Pitch Ability To Find The Next Big Talent, David Geffen Has Shaped American Popular Culture And Transformed The Way Hollywood Does Business His Dazzling Career Has Included The Roles Of Power Agent, Record Industry Mogul, Broadway Producer, And Billionaire Hollywood Studio Founder But From The Beginning His Accomplishments Have Been Shadowed By The Ruthlessness With Which He Has Pursued Fame, Money, And Power With The Operator, Tom King Who Interviewed Geffen For The Book And Had Unimpeded Access To His Circle Of Intimates Presents A Mesmerizing Chronicle Of Geffen S Meteoric Rise From The Mailroom At William Morris, As Well As A Captivating Tour Of Thirty Sizzling Years Of Hollywood History Drawing On The Recollections Of Celebrities Such As Tom Cruise, Yoko Ono, Warren Beatty, Courtney Love, Paul Simon, And Even Cher Whom Geffen Nearly Married , The Operator Transports Readers To A World That Is As Ruthless As It Is Dazzling, Revealing A Great American Story About Success And The Bargains Made For It A Detailed Portrait Of Hollywood S Premier Manipulator The Operator Is As Much A Composite Portrait Of The New Hollywood As It Is Of The Fifty Seven Year Old Partner In DreamWorks SKG San Francisco Chronicle Illuminating The Operator Shows How Raging Ambition And Chutzpah Are As Much Valued As Talent Or So In Determining Success Philadelphia Inquirer



10 thoughts on “The Operator

  1. says:

    The meteoric rise of David Geffen is told by Wall Street Journal reporter, Tom King King s business background was invaluable in researching and explaining Geffen s deals in some parts there is a different deal on every page.Geffen seems to be living on adrenalin be it his hard charging in your face negotiating or his indulgence of artists and friends He crashes hard too, fin


  2. says:

    Having had the opportunity to work with many of the people mentioned in this book, during many of the times mentioned in it, along with for a short time, the opportunity to personally interacting with the subject, himself.I always find it interesting to hopefully be enlightened as to what else was going on behind the scenes at the same time..I found the book fairly detailed and f


  3. says:

    Sweeping doesn t begin to describe this story of modern Hollywood s most prominent macher, and that s what you should read it for the story The reportage feels thorough, but the telling of the story is far less inspiring than the story itself I like my heartbreaking, breathtaking tales of glory and woe Fitzgerald or Schulberg style This feelslike gossip in the name of cautionary how


  4. says:

    One of the best biographies I ve read, and I ve read a lot Delves deep into this often contradictory and extraordinarily talented man Favourite part is when Geffen is explaining his philosophy on business and how...


  5. says:

    Great read to learn how the music and movie industry works David Geffen was connected to almost every significant major music and pop culture moment from the late 60s to the 90s The book is a collection of anecdotes and is very focused on the details of David Geffen s life It could have been better if there wereanalysis of the music industry and the lasting changing Geffen had made to the in


  6. says:

    David Geffen is one of the most famous men in Hollywood, but I didn t know a lot about him prior to reading this book Tom King does a fabulous job telling Geffen s story as he moves from New York, up through the ranks of music ag...


  7. says:

    I find David Geffen s story incredibly interesting and this book chronicles his rise to industry dominance with great detail The author tends to judge and moralize on Geffen s decisions so in parts it does not feel...


  8. says:

    Recommended on a Business Biography List You must love and accept yourself before you can love another Geffen is quoted on happiness Anyone who thinks money can buy happiness has never had much money He ought to know.


  9. says:

    sort of mean but definitely honest recommended by music biz friend interesting perspective of the birth of Geffen Records and Dreamwork and Little Shop of Horrors.


  10. says:

    outstanding biography 4 and a half stars


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