The Hunger for More by Laurence Shames
Values in an Age of Greed

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n this milestone analysis of contemporary social values and foibles, Laurence Shames, the former ethics columnist for Esquire, offers a brilliant and acerbic anatomy of America’s “Hunger for More,” from its roots in the optimism of the high frontier to its apotheosis in the frenzy – and panic – of the Reagan years. As a history of our love affair with consumption, as a prescription for a more durable and dignified national ethic, THE HUNGER FOR MORE is a truly important book – one that may shape the era to come even as it defines the one just passed.

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Laurence Shames is a native New Yorker. He was a reporter and wrote a non-fiction best-seller on the Mafia called Boss of Bosses and was also the 'Ethics' columnist for Esquire. He is the author of five Key West comic thrillers. He won the CWA Last Laugh Dagger Award for the funniest crime novel of 1995 with Sunburn. After living in New York for twenty years he moved to Key West in Florida in 1990 Laurence Shames has been a full-time writer for over 20 years, during which he has penned everything from essays to screenplays, social history to crime fiction.
Published March 3, 2012 by SKLA. 202 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History.

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