Michael Wolff is a US National Magazine Award winner and two-time nominee. He is the author of the US best-seller Burn Rate, amongst other books. His media journalism also appears regularly in the Guardian and New York magazine. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
Michael Wolff can certainly schmooze with the best of them. Throughout this hilarious, merciless dissection of America's media he manages to gain invites to some of Manhattan's most exclusive parties, rubbing shoulders with the rich and powerful. However, this is no sycophantic tribute: Woolf outlines the damaging consequences of corporate control of the media, and the concentration of power in just a few hands. Along the way, there are portraits of key figures such as Rupert Murdoch and Martha Stewart, and while Woolf is ultimately bleak about the future of journalism in such a profit-obsessed climate, his writing is anything but depressing. Indeed, his punchy, irreverent style invites obvious comparisons with Tom Wolfe. This extended paperback edition includes an interview with the author and, somewhat bizarrely, a list of his ten favourite books. (Kirkus UK)