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Fortune's Fool: Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music, and an Industry in Crisis Hardcover – 16 Sep 2010

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (16 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743269985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743269988
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 740,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Fortune's Fool is a worthy follow-up to Goodman's classic, The Mansion on the Hill, and confirms his reputation as one of the most incisive observers of the music business."

--Peter Biskind, author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced Hollywood

"The compellingly told story of the Seagram heir’s music-business adventures at Universal and Warner Music, and what went terribly wrong....Deftly balanced and well-sourced—one of the most solid music-biz bios in recent memory."

--Kirkus Reviews

“Deeply researched, engagingly written… Mr. Goodman is clearly persuaded that Mr. Bronfman is savvier than most of his music-industry peers… The music industry’s radical trajectory over roughly the past 25 years [is] neatly traced by Mr. Goodman… The woes of the music business have been chronicled elsewhere, but Mr. Goodman keeps things lively with fresh anecdotes.”

--The Wall Street Journal

“His book is full of colorful anecdotes and astonishing quotes from his subjects … Fortune’s Fool is a great read.”
--Devin Leonard, The New York Times

"An insider's perspective on an industry in flux."

About the Author

FRED GOODMAN is a former "Rolling Stone" editor and the author of the books "Fortune's Fool", "The Secret City", and" The Mansion on the Hil"l, which was a "New York Times "Notable Book and received the Ralph J. Gleason Award for Best Music Book. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Don't let the title mislead you. The book isn't just about Edgar Bronfman Jr.
It's a very interesting and well-written look at the turning point for the music industry - the fall of Warner Music Group and the rise of Universal.
If you've read 'Appetite for self-destruction' and want to know more about this period then check this book out.
Very well researched and well-written. I work in for an independent label and I highly recommend this book
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