Michael Gross
Author of Unreal Estate, Rogues' Gallery, 740 Park and Model and blogger at www.mgross.com

Provocative cultural journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Gross is the author of Rogues’ Gallery: The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed and Betrayals That Made the Metropolitan Museum of Art, now available in paperback. His new book, Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition and the Lust For Land in Los Angeles, will be published November 1st, 2011. Currently a Contributing Editor at Travel & Leisure, and a columnist at Crain's New York Business, he has been a columnist at the New York Times, New York Magazine, GQ, Town & Country, and Tatler, an editor at Esquire and George and a guest editor of Gawker. His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Interview, Details, Elle, Architectural Digest, Cosmopolitan, CBritish, Italian and German Vogue, and the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune. He is the author of the New York Times best-selling Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women (1995); My Generation (2000), a biography of the Baby Boom generation, Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren (2003), and 740 Park (2005). He lives in New York City. You can visit his blog Gripebox at mgross.com.
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