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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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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