Michael Gross

Author of Unreal Estate, Rogues' Gallery, 740 Park and Model and blogger at <a></a>

Provocative cultural journalist and <em>New York Times</em> best-selling author Michael Gross is the author of <em>Rogues’ Gallery: The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed and Betrayals That Made the Metropolitan Museum of Art</em>, now available in paperback. His new book, Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition and the Lust For Land in Los Angeles, will be published November 1st, 2011. Currently a Contributing Editor at <em>Travel & Leisure</em>, and a columnist at Crain's New York Business, he has been a columnist at the <em>New York Times, New York Magazine, GQ, Town & Country</em>, and <em>Tatler</em>, an editor at <em>Esquire</em> and <em>George</em> and a guest editor of Gawker. His writing has appeared in <em>Vanity Fair, Interview, Details, Elle, Architectural Digest, Cosmopolitan, CBritish, Italian</em> and <em>German Vogue</em>, and the <em>Washington Post</em>, the <em>International Herald Tribune</em>, the <em>Village Voice</em>, the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>, and the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>. He is the author of the <em>New York Times </em>best-selling <em>Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women</em> (1995); <em>My Generation</em> (2000), a biography of the Baby Boom generation, <em>Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren</em> (2003), and <em>740 Park</em> (2005). He lives in New York City. You can visit his blog Gripebox at <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>.<br /> <em>Photo courtesy of David Bailey Camera Eye Ltd.</em>

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