✩ Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for biography
✩ Shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle award for biography
A New York Times-bestselling biography of the Hollywood director Mike Nichols, one of America’s most prolific and versatile creative figures, by the author of Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came Back. Born Igor Peschkowsky to a Jewish family in 1930s Berlin, Nichols immigrated to the United States as a child, where his incredible drive saw him rise through the social ranks; by 35 he lived in a New York City penthouse overlooking Central Park, with a Rolls Royce, a string of Arabian horses, and a circle of friends that included Richard Burton and Jackie Kennedy. Mark Harris draws on interviews with more than 250 of Nichols’ contemporaries to tells this story of a complicated man and his tumultuous career.