Do you love Philadelphia? Do you love good writing? Well, this is the book for you. It's about the people of Philadelphia--the good, the fine, and the imperfect. Yes, the sports heroes are here--Mike Schmidt, Julius (\u0022Dr. J.\u0022) Erving. And the politicians--Ed Rendell, John Street. And the moguls--Brian Roberts, Comcast honcho. And the would-be moguls--Mark Yagalla, world-class embezzler. And so many more, including--writing in their own words--Terry Gross, Patti LaBelle, W. Wilson Goode, Sr., Judy Wicks, Judith Rodin, and Smarty Jones (proving that this horse is no one-trick pony). And so many more--25 of them in all. The people--and the horse--who have meant something to this city during the last 20 years. Ripped from the pages of Philadelphia magazine (well, OK, carefully removed and lovingly pasted into this book), here are profiles of the people who made an era.
Robert Huber is senior editor at Philadelphia magazine. Benjamin Wallace is editor-at-large at Philadelphia magazine.
CONTENTS Foreword by Buzz Bissinger Introduction by the Editors 1986 - 1994 Sandra Newman (1988)-by Lisa DePaulo Arlen Specter (1992)-by Alicia Mundy Mumia Abu-Jamal (1993)-by Devin Leonard Bobby Simone (1993)-by Lisa DePaulo Mayor Ed Rendell (1994)-by Lisa DePaulo My Philadelphia Story: W. Wilson Goode, Sr. 1994 - 1999 Robert Montgomery Scott (1995)-by Mark Kram, Jr. Senator Rick Santorum (1995)-by Eric Konigsberg Mike Schmidt (1995)-by Larry Platt Anne d'Harnoncourt (1996)-by Amy Donohue My Philadelphia Story: Judy Wicks Brian Roberts (1997)-by Larry Platt Frank Bender (1997)-by Sabrina Rubin Erdely Richard Glanton (1997)-by Mark Cohen My Philadelphia Story: Judith Rodin Harry Jay Katz (1997)-by Stephen Rodrick Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown (1997)-by Jim Quinn Richard Sprague (1998)-by Buzz Bissinger Mike Teti (1999)-by Christopher McDougall My Philadelphia Story: Terry Gross 2000 - 2004 Mayor John Street (2000)-by Christopher McDougall M. Night Shyamalan (2000)-by Maximillian Potter Vernon Hill (2001)-by Larry Platt My Philadelphia Story: Smarty Jones Mark Yagalla (2001)-by Benjamin Wallace Kenny Gamble (2001)-by Elizabeth Gold Julius Erving (2003)-by Robert Huber My Philadelphia Story: Patti LaBelle David Brooks (2004)-by Sasha Issenberg Dr. William Norwood (2004)-by Jason Fagone Lang Lang (2004)-by Christopher McDougall