By Alan Friedman
Inspired via the Frost/Nixon interviews, and Walter Isaacson's author-subject dating to Steve Jobs, Alan Friedman tells the tale of Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media rich person became top minster who has ruled Italian existence for the previous 20 years. Berlusconi has cooperated with the bestselling writer and award-winning journalist within the telling of his existence tale. Warts and all. From the bunga-bunga events to his so much mystery moments with international leaders. The ebook is wealthy in anecdotes and revelations related to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Geroge W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Mickhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel, etc.
Berlusconi's excellent upward thrust to energy begun from not anything. A self-created guy, he was once a cruise send crooner as a tender guy, turned a true property mogul within the '70s, all started the 1st advertisement tv community in heritage, and grew to become AC Milan right into a world-class football membership. And that used to be all ahead of he survived the squalid swampland of Italian politics to grew to become leading minister who has not just served the longest in Italian historical past, but additionally has generated the main controversy of arguably any international chief at the present time. All of in an effort to be explored completely and candidly in those pages in a booklet that reads like a mystery.
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I told him that he must have met my cousin, who looks a lot like me but who is not very bright,” he recalls, laughing. “Anyway the point was that the first apartment was sold. My second customer turned out to be the mama of my friend Fedele Confalonieri. “I took her around on a tour of the site. I showed her where each of the houses would stand. I showed her where the garden would be. I measured out the distance, step by step, to where the courtyard and the garage would be. I showed her every detail.
We have argued about soccer, about music, about a lot of things. ” The explanation Berlusconi now proffers speaks volumes about the marketing chromosomes in his blood from an early age. “He fired me because he said I was spending too much time with the audience, with the people who were on the dance floor, and not enough time playing. I tried to tell him that what I was doing was pure marketing and important and useful public relations, that I was making sure the people came to hear our orchestra and didn’t go elsewhere.
He was emotional at times, usually in the run-up to another court ruling in one of his many cases. Often, after the interviews, he would ask me to speak in private, and he would pour out his heart, speak of his enemies, or confide in me his concerns, his hopes, his ambitions. I always told Berlusconi that my model was the Frost-Nixon interviews. I said it on many occasions. I said it when he signed the release forms for this book and for the TV series in front of me and three other witnesses, including his girlfriend, Francesca Pascale, and his spokesperson, Deborah Bergamini.
Berlusconi: The Epic Story of the Billionaire Who Took Over Italy by Alan Friedman