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BookTrib Best of 2017: Gail Sagel Perfects Makeup Accessories with Face in a Case

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Today we take a look at previous BookTrib posts that engaged hundreds to thousands of readers this past year. We’re taking a look back at some of your favorite posts before we kick off the new year!  It’s not just about the makeup; it’s about making our entire lifestyle easier. From Wall Street to Westport, CT, Gail Sagel is the epitome of the modern-day woman. As an award-winning makeup artist, published author, entrepreneur, cosmetic developer, brand ambassador, and a single mother, Sagel knows all too well the stresses that come with the go-go-go of an ambitious lifestyle. She’s found great success working in the financial industry for more than a decade, but her lifetime passion finally became her occupation when she realized the…

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Randy Susan Meyers Writes the Woman Behind the Criminal in ‘The Widow of Wall Street’

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Inspired by the 2008 Bernie Madoff scandal, author Randy Susan Meyers takes us on an emotional journey inside a fictional Wall Street investment firm to witness how a Ponzi scheme could actually play out and the destruction of lives it could leave in its wake. The Widow of Wall Street begins when Phoebe is visiting her incarcerated husband, Jake, in jail. We then start at the beginning, when the couple meets as teenagers, and follow their relationship as they get married, raise children and grow a successful business and a nonprofit. Phoebe is a hardworking mother of two and a trusting wife of her high school sweetheart. Jake dreamed of financial success and dedicated himself to have the means to provide the…

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Capturing the Wall Street Corruption of Showtime’s Billions in Books

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If you’re not watching Billions on Showtime, you are absolutely missing out. It’s like if Wolf of Wall Street and House of Cards had a corrupt little baby. And, honestly, we can’t think of anything that sounds better than that! The star-studded show is nearing the end of its second season, which concludes on May 7, and if you haven’t been watching, we’re promising you that you’re going to want to binge Billions immediately. Haven’t heard of it or want to know more? Written by American journalist and author of Too Big To Fail, Andrew Ross Sorkin, TV series creator and filmmaker Brian Koppelman and American screenwriter and novelist David Levien, author of the Frank Behr novels, including City of the Sun, Billions certainly has…

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Rich as sin: money and murder on Wall Street

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The rewards of Wall Street come fast and furious. Too fast for some; not fast enough for others. The Street is where big money is made and it’s all based on the same drive – greed. This is where the Milken’s and Boesky’s seemed joined at the hip in a cacophony of insatiable debauchery. So, how far would you go to be rich? Not just comfortably rich, but rich beyond your comprehension of rich? Rich as sin? Richer than Midas? In Nothing Personal: A Novel of Wall Street Mike Offit plumbs the deeper depths in which greed sinks to keep the wealth rolling in. Having worked the ‘Street’ for 25 years, Offit has written a novel that takes his readers on…

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Live Interview: The Wolf of Wall Street meets John Grisham, Mike Offit and his stellar debut thriller

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Drawing on his background as a successful Wall Street real estate trader, Mike Offit has penned a stellar debut thriller that exposes the gulf between success and failure as only a true insider could. Mike joins BookTrib to chat about his fascinating exploration into the world of big business and guilty pleasures. Come ready with your questions.   MIKE OFFIT Aired LIVE on February 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM (ET) Nothing Personal Warren Hament is a bright young man who wanders into a career in finance in the early 1980s. Nothing Personal is the extraordinary story of his rapid ascent toward success, painted against a landscape of temptation and personal discovery. Introduced to the seductive, elite bastions of wealth and privilege,…

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Living life in the fast lane

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There was a time when driving fast was my idea of a great time. With my first really big bonus on Wall Street, I leased a shiny black Porsche 911, and promptly collected three speeding tickets from the Southampton police for minor infractions. Having spent my school summers in the company of locals, I certainly understood how much joy it brought the Hamptons’ sleepy cops to pull over obnoxious City people in ridiculous cars that cost more than their annual salary. My third ticket was for doing 28 in a 25MPH school zone on a Sunday. I cut a deal with the town’s district attorney to sell the car and avoid a license suspension. If not for one of the…

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