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.


George said...

I have this on order, Patti. The WALL STREET JOURNAL used to be the best newspaper in the United States in my opinion. Since Rupert Murdoch took over, the quality has plunged.

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, your family has some talented folk in it eh? And they attract talented folk. That's pretty cool.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Sometimes it can get a bit oppressive though. For years, I felt like the black sheep in the family.

le0pard13 said...

This one sounds great, patti. I'm getting the audiobook of this based upon your post. Thanks for this.