On May 10, 2022, FOLCS was joined by New York Times bestselling author Rich Cohen, to celebrate the launch of his newest book, The Adventures of Herbie Cohen: World’s Greatest Negotiator -an adoring yet discerning ode to Cohen’s wise, wisecracking father.
Herbie Cohen was a dealmaker, risk taker, raconteur, adviser to presidents and corporations, hostage and arms negotiator, lesson giver and justice seeker. You might remember him as the author of the how-to business classic You Can Negotiate Anything.
The Adventures of Herbie Cohen is a valentine to a bygone era–Brooklyn before the invasion of Millennials. Cohen’s crew included Sandy Koufax, Larry King, and a host of other colorful characters, all the while crisscrossing the country resolving disputes with the same negotiating methods he used in his childhood in Brooklyn.
We are so grateful that Rich Cohen was able to join us for this insightful conversation. Get a copy of his new book, The Adventures of Herbie Cohen, here!
Rich Cohen is the New York Times-bestselling author of Tough Jews, Monsters, Sweet and Low, The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones, The Chicago Cubs, and The Last Pirate of New York, and, with Jerry Weintraub, When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead.
He is the co-creator of the HBO series Vinyl, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and a writer at large for Air Mail. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s Magazine, among other publications.
Cohen has won the Great Lakes Book Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. He lives in Connecticut.