“If you are interested in book publishing during its ‘golden age’ of the last half of the 20th century, before the takeovers by conglomerates with their relentless pursuit of the bottom line, before Amazon and the disruptions it has created, before e-books–then this is the book for you.
“Hothouse chronicles the life of one of the great literary publishers of our time, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, through the lives of its founders Roger Straus and Robert Giroux. Straus, larger than life, and Giroux, the brilliant editor, created a publisher that brought us Susan Sontag, Elizabeth Bishop, I.B. Singer, Tom Wolfe and on and on. Gossipy and well-informed, this is a fine story of a great publisher.”
– Michael, Manager at Third Place Ravenna in Seattle