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The Rise and Rise of David Geffen

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Singular writes that “after a year or so of studying David Geffen, I came to believe that he was a more unusual creature than one might have guessed from reading about him in magazines.” Yet this hagiography of the power mogul/bijillionaire was written without interviewing his friends, family, or the man himself. In fact, Singular’s research in The Rise and Rise of David Geffen seems to have consisted primarily of…reading magazine articles (he cites EW in his acknowledgments, among many others). Although he describes some of his subject’s peculiarities (Geffen once had the ceilings of his Manhattan apartment lowered so that he would appear taller) and occasional bouts of bad-boy behavior, there’s nothing revelatory here. C+