A Book to Read and Love - Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer - Steven Millhauser

 


A short summary of Martin Dressler:

Bigger, better, bourgeois, bust. 

My favorite quote from the book:

"...rumor of any kind was a mark of success, to say nothing of its usefulness as a highly effective and entirely free form of advertisement."


Questions to ponder while reading Martin Dressler:

What are your dreams?

Have you ever felt your dreams were too big?

My thoughts about the book:

A great tycoon story.

The New York of the early 20th C comes alive.

I struggled a bit with Martin's relationship with women.