Fun While it Lasted : My Rise and Fall in the Land of Fame and Fortune
Bruce McNall, Michael D'AntonioISBN: 0786868643;
In the tradition of Liar's Poker , here is a wildly entertaining account by one of America's high stakes players -- who lost it all when he was indicted for fraud. "The first thing everyone wants to know is how I did it. How had I turned my intelligence, nerve, and a bit of fraud, into a business worth hundreds of millions of dollars. And how had I hidden the truth, while enjoying a jet setting public life for so many years." Bruce McNall became obsessed with coin collecting at the age of 10. At 16, his collection was worth $60,000. During college, he traveled the world buying coins stolen from ancient sites and tombs. McNall's first major sale was to Sy Weintraub, the head of Panavision, who bought $500,000 worth of coins in one sitting. Soon, McNall branched out into horse racing, movie making ( The Fabulous Baker Boys ), and owning the L.A. Kings hockey team. But in the 1990s, his house of cards collapsed, and McNall was sent to prison for...
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