Madoff With the Money
New York Times Bestselling Author
Jerry Oppenheimer′s Toy Monster
"Jerry Oppenheimer, best known for mordant biographies like Just Desserts (about Martha Stewart) or State of a Union (on Bill and Hillary Clinton′s marriage), has now trained his sights on the world′s biggest toy company its egos, scandals, and flawed products. In his toyland, nothing is cute."
The Wall Street Journal?
"Oppenheimer takes a tour of Mattel′s seamier side, highlighting its dubious corporate practices and kooky cast in this scathing portrait. . . . Fast–paced and engaging, this exposé will absorb readers until the last page and will forever change the way they think about the company."
"This juicy exposé shows that life inside the 64–year–old company was hardly always fun and games."
While Bernie Madoff may have pulled off one of the biggest financial scams ever, the details of his life and long–running ruse are still cloaked in mystery with more questions than answers. Until now.
In Madoff with the Money, Oppenheimer goes behind the glaring headlines, the myriad lawsuits, indictments, and complaints to tell the real story of the enigmatic, bizarre life of Ponzi King Bernie Madoff who Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Madoff victim Elie Wiesel called "a thief, scoundrel, criminal...psychopath [is] too nice a word for him." From dozens of exclusive, news–making interviews with the people who knew Madoff best or thought they did a shocking portrait emerges. From the one–time nobody who uses his cunning and street smarts we see emerge a respected Wall Street titan, all the while leading a twisted life with multiple personas like a financial Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Chapter 1 Beginning of the End.
Chapter 2 Growing Up a Madoff.
Chapter 3 Bernie Hobnobs with the Wealthy, Strong–Arms Some Pals, and Courts Josie College .
Chapter 4 From Queens to Alabama, Scamming Homeowners and Hustling Stock.
Chapter 5 Tying the Knot and Giving Uncle Sam the Business.
Chapter 6 A Borscht Belt Summer Camp Sets the Stage for Bernie s Ponzi Scheme.
Chapter 7 Moving On Up.
Chapter 8 The Bagel Baker Becomes a Financial Guru, and the Mob Boys from Rockford Pay a Visit.
Chapter 9 Whatever You Do, Kid, Never Invest a Penny in the Stock Market, Because It s Run by Crooks and Sons of Bitches .
Chapter 10 A Madoff Speaks Out and an Empty Promise.
Chapter 11 Mr. Outside versus Mr. Inside versus the SEC.
Chapter 12 Life inside the Madoff Piggy Bank, Flashing the Plastic, and Losing the Farm.
Chapter 13 A Family (and Sometimes an Offi ce) Affair.
Chapter 14 Another Arrest, and Blood Relatives Get Taken to the Cleaners.
Author s Note on Sources.
Jerry Oppenheimer has written eight biographies of major American icons, from Martha Stewart and Barbara Walters to the Clintons and Kennedys, and has worked in all facets of journalism, from national investigative reporting in Washington, D.C., to producing TV news and documentaries. He′s quoted in magazines such as Vanity Fair and is a frequent guest on national TV interview and syndicated magazine shows, including Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Anderson Cooper 360?, Nancy Grace, BBC News, Fox News, and more. He is also the author of the Wiley title Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel.