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Book review: Peeking inside the gilded halls of 15 CPW

Michael Gross’ "House of Outrageous Fortune" leaves reader grasping for scraps of theatrics

April 11, 2014 04:30PM
By Guelda Voien

Michael Gross and the cover of his new book

Michael Gross and the cover of his new book

From the April issue: Like many best-selling authors, Michael Gross follows a formula, attempting to re-create his past hot reads. And that’s understandable, when you consider that 2005’s “740 Park” received widespread acclaim and was even used as the basis of a documentary.

With his new book, “House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World’s Most Powerful Address,” Gross embarks on a historical-yet-tabloidesque journey through one of the most written about “it” buildings of the day. [more]