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The Philadelphia Reader
edited by Robert Huber and Benjamin Wallace
Temple University Press, 2006
Cloth: 978-1-59213-460-1 | Paper: 978-1-59213-461-8 | eISBN: 978-1-59213-771-8
Library of Congress Classification F158.53.P47 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 920.0748/11

Do you love Philadelphia? Do you love good writing? Well, this is the book for you. It's about the people of Philadelphia--the good, the fine, and the imperfect. Yes, the sports heroes are here--Mike Schmidt, Julius ("Dr. J.") Erving. And the politicians--Ed Rendell, John Street. And the moguls--Brian Roberts, Comcast honcho. And the would-be moguls--Mark Yagalla, world-class embezzler. And so many more, including--writing in their own words--Terry Gross, Patti LaBelle, W. Wilson Goode, Sr., Judy Wicks, Judith Rodin, and Smarty Jones (proving that this horse is no one-trick pony). And so many more--25 of them in all. The people--and the horse--who have meant something to this city during the last 20 years. Ripped from the pages of Philadelphia magazine (well, OK, carefully removed and lovingly pasted into this book), here are profiles of the people who made an era.
Robert Huber is senior editor at Philadelphia magazine. Benjamin Wallace is editor-at-large at Philadelphia magazine.

    Foreword by Buzz Bissinger

    Introduction by the Editors

    1986 - 1994
    Sandra Newman (1988)-by Lisa DePaulo
    Arlen Specter (1992)-by Alicia Mundy
    Mumia Abu-Jamal (1993)-by Devin Leonard
    Bobby Simone (1993)-by Lisa DePaulo
    Mayor Ed Rendell (1994)-by Lisa DePaulo

    My Philadelphia Story: W. Wilson Goode, Sr.

    1994 - 1999
    Robert Montgomery Scott (1995)-by Mark Kram, Jr.
    Senator Rick Santorum (1995)-by Eric Konigsberg
    Mike Schmidt (1995)-by Larry Platt
    Anne d'Harnoncourt (1996)-by Amy Donohue

    My Philadelphia Story: Judy Wicks

    Brian Roberts (1997)-by Larry Platt
    Frank Bender (1997)-by Sabrina Rubin Erdely
    Richard Glanton (1997)-by Mark Cohen

    My Philadelphia Story: Judith Rodin

    Harry Jay Katz (1997)-by Stephen Rodrick
    Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown (1997)-by Jim Quinn
    Richard Sprague (1998)-by Buzz Bissinger
    Mike Teti (1999)-by Christopher McDougall

    My Philadelphia Story: Terry Gross

    2000 - 2004
    Mayor John Street (2000)-by Christopher McDougall
    M. Night Shyamalan (2000)-by Maximillian Potter
    Vernon Hill (2001)-by Larry Platt

    My Philadelphia Story: Smarty Jones

    Mark Yagalla (2001)-by Benjamin Wallace
    Kenny Gamble (2001)-by Elizabeth Gold
    Julius Erving (2003)-by Robert Huber

    My Philadelphia Story: Patti LaBelle

    David Brooks (2004)-by Sasha Issenberg
    Dr. William Norwood (2004)-by Jason Fagone
    Lang Lang (2004)-by Christopher McDougall


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