WORD is thrilled to host Amos Barshad for the launch of his book No One Man Should Have All That Power: How Rasputins Manipulate the World. Amos will be joined in conversation by David Marchese.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Amos Barshad has long been fascinated by the powerful. But not by elected officials or natural leaders—he’s interested in the scheming advisors, the dark figures who wield power in the shadows. And, as Barshad shows in No One Man Should Have All That Power, the natural habitat of these manipulators is not only political backrooms. It’s anywhere power dynamics exist—from Hollywood to drug cartels, from recording studios to the NFL. In this wildly entertaining, wide-ranging, and insightful exploration of the phenomenon, Barshad takes readers into the lives of more than a dozen figures, examining how they rose to power and wielded control, what led to their downfall or staved it off, and what lessons we can take from them. Based on original reporting and interviews with well-known personalities like Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber’s manager), Alex Guerrero (Tom Brady’s trainer), and Sam Nunberg (Trump’s former aide), No One Man Should Have All That Power is an eye-opening book from an exciting new voice.
Please note that there is a $5 admission fee for this event. Your $5 ticket can be purchased online or at the door; online orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. Your ticket functions like a gift card and is good toward $5 off anything in store at WORD on the day of the event, including No One Man Should Have All That Power. If you purchase the book directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase an event ticket.
ABOUT AMOS BARSHAD
Amos Barshad was raised in Israel, the Netherlands, and Massachusetts. He’s a former staff writer at The FADER and Grantland and has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Arkansas Times. This is his first book.
ABOUT DAVID MARCHESE
David Marchese is a writer at the New York Times Magazine, where he writes the Talk column.
An exploration of infamous, controversial figures and how they exert control.
Amos Barshad has long been fascinated by the powerful. But not by elected officials or natural leaders—he’s interested in their scheming advisors, the dark figures who wield power in the shadows.$5.00SKU: amosvoucher
$5 admission to this event at our Brooklyn store. Your $5 admission voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store, including No One Man Should Have All That Power. Please note that if you purchase a copy of the book from WORD there is no need to purchase an admission voucher.