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Lunch with the FT: 52 Classic Interviews

by Lionel Barber (Editor)

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This is a book about the humanity beneath the mover and shaker. The format is revealing in as much as it shows how the interviewees choose what to eat, where to eat and how to interact with restaurant staff. Often the actions surrounding the meals speak more eloquently and poignantly than the people being interviewed. This is not to denigrate the content of the interviews, however. It is often fascinating. Collectively the work has much insight into some of the major events of the last 20 years or so. Each session is nicely judged and written and the book itself is a work of beauty. ( )
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From film stars to politicians, tycoons to writers, dissidents to lifestyle gurus, Lunch with the FT gathers fifty-two fascinating interviews conducted at the unforgiving proximity of a restaurant table. The list of people who have participated in this popular feature since 1994 reads like an international Who's Who of our times. Meet the rich and famous, the weird and the brilliant, the brave and the virtuous, all brought to you by the Financial Times' global network of columnists and correspondents. This book brings you right to the table to decide what you think of Angela Merkel or Martin Amis, George Soros or Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Angelina Jolie or Jimmy Carter. Meet not just oligarchs and royals, but the co-founder of Apple, the codiscoverer of DNA, the tycoon who will pay African presidents to quit, and one of the Arab world's most notorious sons. Every interview is illustrated with a color drawing of its subject, making this collection as visually impressive as it is enlightening and fun to read.… (more)

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