Robbert Goolrick

Johanna Lawshea

Robbert Goolrick is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling novel A Reliable Wife, Heading Out to Wonderful, and his memoir, The End of the World as We Know It. In The Fall of Princes (Algonquin Books), Goolrick brings to vivid life 80s New York City, a world of excess and self-indulgence, where limousines waited for hours outside Manhattan’s newest trendy club or the latest dining hot spot. Where drugs were bountiful and not refused. Where no price was too high and flesh was always on offer. Where a quick trip to Europe or a weekend on the coast or a fabulous Hamptons beach house were just part of what was expected. When the money just kept coming, and coming, and coming . . . until it didn’t.