"Jerry Oppenheimer′s Madoff with the Money is a titillating read, based on dozens of interviews with people who knew Madoff intimately. These range from disgruntled relatives to Hollywood victims, such as Zsa Zsa Gabor and her ninth husband to those who lost life savings through feeder funds. It is the cheeky details that can make for truly dishy reading."
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 Office) Affair.
Chapter 14 Another Arrest, and Blood Relatives Get Taken to the Cleaners.
Author′s Note on Sources.