About the Author
Connie Bruck has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1989. She writes about business and politics. Her piece “The Politics of Perception” won the National Magazine Award for Reporting. She has twice won the Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York, for “Deal of the Year” and “Taking Down Tupac.” She has also won a Gerald Loeb Award for excellence in business reporting and the National Magazine Award for Reporting. She received the Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished business and financial journalism for her profile of the billionaire Ron Burkle. Before joining The New Yorker, she was a staff writer at The American Lawyer for nine years. Her stories have also appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Atlantic Monthly. Her article on Ivan Boesky in The Atlantic won the John Hancock Award for excellence in business and financial reporting. She is the author of three books: Master of the Game, The Predators’ Ball, and When Hollywood Had a King.