By the end of World War I, Albert Einstein had become the face of the new science of theoretical physics and had made some powerful enemies. One of those enemies, Nobel Prize winner Philipp Lenard, spent a career trying to discredit him. Their story of conflict, pitting Germany's most widely celebrated Jew against the Nazi scientist who was to become Hitler's chief advisor on physics, had an impact far exceeding what the scientific community felt at the time.
"when science turns ugly"
New York Times best-selling author Bruce Wagner is also a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and a notable contributor to the New Yorker and Vanity Fair. With Dead Stars, Wagner delivers uproarious and sharply critical views on the sex- and money-obsessed world of Hollywood through the story of Telma, a 13-year-old girl who’s also the world’s youngest breast cancer survivor. A regular at pink-tie charity events and private lunches, Telma has come to enjoy her fame—so she’s not pleased to learn another young girl is about to break her record.
"kind of funny, but mostly boring"
An emotional thriller by novelist Bruce Wagner, I Met Someone is the story of a fictional Hollywood marriage on the precipice of disaster - and an enthralling meditation on the world in which we live. Bruce Wagner's I Met Someone is the story of Oscar Award-winning actress Dusty Wilding; her wife, Allegra; a long-lost daughter; and the unspeakable secret hidden beneath the glamor of their lavish, carefully calibrated celebrity life.
"Votescam", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "An Unsolved Killing", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Best Seats", by Bruce Wagner; "Stung", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Tower of Babble", by Paul Goldberger; "War Wounds", by David Denby.