Sunday, June 06, 2010
War at the Wall Street Journal
Isn't it nice when the children of friends have a big success? Or, in this case, the daughter-in-law of good friends.
Sarah Ellison, author of the newly published WAR AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, is getting rave reviews for her incisive, brave, and cogent account of Rupert Murdoch's takeover of the WSJ. A reporter for the WSJ before the takeover, she had a ringside seat to its unfolding. The book includes a cast of characters and reads like an episode of Dynasty when it isn't alarmingly brilliant, incisive and lucid about the financial aspects of the takeover.
Sarah also managed to also give birth during the writing of her book. Take that Woodward and Bernstein.
If you have any interest in business, in journalism, or in Rupert Murdoch, I think you'll enjoy her account. One of the reviews said it was positively cinematic.