Rich Cohen for his new book The Adventures of Herbie Cohen at The Book Stall
On Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30 PM, The Book Stall welcomes New York Times bestselling author Rich Cohen as we celebrate the release of his new book, The Adventures of Herbie Cohen. Rich Cohen, born in Lake Forest and raised in Glencoe, tells the story of his father Herb Cohen, who parlayed the Brooklyn street smarts of his youth into a surprising career as “The World’s Greatest Negotiator.” This program is free and open to the public.
“[Rich] Cohen, who has written about baseball, football, Jewish gangsters, and kids hockey, offers an affectionate portrait of his remarkable father, as amusing as it is tender . . . A thoroughly entertaining combination of memoir and biography.” — Kirkus Reviews
More About the Book: Author of the 1980s mega-bestseller You Can Negotiate Anything, Herb Cohen became not only a guru of the corporate retreat, but an adviser to presidents and corporations, and an arms and hostage negotiator. This by turns rollicking and reflective book–a sort of business biography as imagined by Larry David and populated by a Roz Chastian cast of eccentric relatives–is the story of Herbie crossing the country giving lectures and doing deals, negotiating with his opinionated, oddball Brooklyn relatives, and teasing out every trick in the book for getting by and for finding meaning in this strange and funny life. And Rich considers the lessons of his father’s favorite saying–which applies equally well to business negotiation and life–“The secret of life is to care, but not that much.”
Rich Cohen is the New York Times-bestselling author of Tough Jews, Monsters, Sweet and Low, The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones, The Chicago Cubs, and The Last Pirate of New York, and, with Jerry Weintraub, When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead. He is the co-creator of the HBO series Vinyl, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and a writer at large for Air Mail. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s Magazine, among other publications. Cohen has won the Great Lakes Book Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. He lives in Connecticut.
The Book Stall is an independent bookstore serving Chicago and the North Shore. Can’t make it the event? Call us at 847-447-8880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to reserve a signed copy of The Adventures of Herbie Cohen for you.