By Lionel Barber
A choice of Financial Times interviews with high-profile figures in company, politics, the humanities, technology and more.
nonfictionFrom movie stars to politicians, tycoons to writers, dissidents to way of life experts, Lunch with the toes gathers fifty-two interesting interviews carried out on the unforgiving proximity of a cafe table.
The checklist of people that have participated during this renowned characteristic due to the fact 1994 reads like a global Who's Who of our occasions. Meet the wealthy and recognized, the bizarre and the intense, the courageous and the virtuous, all dropped at you via the monetary Times' worldwide community of columnists and correspondents.
This ebook brings you correct to the desk to make your mind up what you're thinking that of Angela Merkel or Martin Amis, George Soros or Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Angelina Jolie or Jimmy Carter. Meet not only oligarchs and royals, however the co-founder of Apple, the codiscoverer of DNA, the wealthy person who can pay African presidents to hand over, and one of many Arab world's so much infamous sons.
each interview is illustrated with a drawing of its topic, making this assortment as visually striking because it is enlightening and enjoyable to learn.
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Extra resources for Lunch with the FT: 52 Classic Interviews
Facing north, as befits an artist's studio; Halpert could have his choice of the other three rooms, east, west did not occur to me and south. He ar- and canvas, ac- that he might have a preference. rived the following weekend, carrying paints It 3i companied by another man, lanky, sandy-haired and bespectacled, whom he introduced to me as a poet who might take one of the rooms. Halpert took another room that had the second bed, but suggested that my room should be used as a common studio, moved my it being the largest.
Once, while sitting for me wearing a dressing gown, I asked her to slip it down from her shoulders so that I might include her bosom. If the rest of her was as lovely as her face, it would make a stunning picture. She refused, although pleased with my compliments. I continued life-class less my trips to the Ferrer school, often. but attended the There were always new faces, people dropping in out of curiosity or in sympathy with liberal ideas. met new writers and painters; we sat in the cafe and talked.
I had been smoking I a pipe, but soon switched to cigars to follow example. This was not an extravagance, my my companion's salary was about double of what five cents. I had earned before, and a decent cigar cost Sometimes, after the day's work, my new friend and remained in the quarter, the most interesting of New York, its theaters, movies, and big hotels. We would have a snack and take in a movie. One evening we passed a theater that was playing a musical comedy, The Chocolate Soldier, based on Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man.
Lunch with the FT: 52 Classic Interviews by Lionel Barber