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George Christy Talks About Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lovee and Bob Arum, Leadership In Turbulent Times, and more!

Author Doris Kearns Goodwin, center, flanked by sons Michael and Richard Goodwin, with hosts Bob and Lovee Arum who hosted a luncheon in Beverly Hills to celebrate the publication of Doris’s book, Leadership In Turbulent Times


The reaction to the talk by Doris Kearns Goodwin during the weekend luncheon at Lovee and Bob Arum’s estate in Beverly Hills.

A colossus among our contemporary historian authors, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doris Kearns Goodwin was cheered for the hope she envisions within our political atmosphere.

Her book, Leadership In Turbulent Times, published by Simon & Schuster, leaped to the bestseller lists overnight.

With her storytelling talent and absorbing intelligence, she revisits the lives of four presidents:

•Abraham Lincoln

•Theodore Roosevelt

•Franklin D. Roosevelt

•Lyndon B. Johnson

“With an aim of obtaining answers to eternal questions about leaderships. Including what life experiences contribute to it and whether ‘the times make the leader’ or vice versa … “Overall the tone is inspirational, setting forth examples of how to do leadership right,” affirms Publishers Weekly in a starred review.

The 75 luncheon guests declared their desire to take their gift book home and enjoy it.

In his New York Times review, David Greenberg explores “the true grit of the American Presidents.”

Lincoln was known for his “hot letters”, in which he let off steam about what angered him. But put them aside until he cooled off. However, they were “never sent and never signed.”

His father destroyed books that Lincoln loved to read.

Franklin Roosevelt “thrived under the trusting indulgence of a loving mother.”

Theodore Roosevelt’s immense curiosity attracted him to studying birds and animals. While Lyndon Johnson “could never unwind.”

Buzz from the Arum luncheon appeared “positive,” reports Wendy Goldberg who attended with husband Leonard.

Wendy’s sister, Toni Howard, and husband David Yarnell, also guests, are touting David’s movie, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, starring Melissa McCarthy, whose performance is discussed as Oscar-worthy.

Listening to the informative assessments that Doris described in her speech were: Lynda and Stewart Resnick, Joyce and Richard Lewis, Bob Daly, Lauren Shuler Donner, Michael Lombardo, Joe Roth, Marylouise Oates and Bob Shrum, Phil Alden Robinson with Paulette Holland Bartlett, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Stacey Sher, Dr. Brian Novack, Julie Rapaport and Greg Levine, party planner Mindy Weiss, PR advisor Beth Laski.

Host Bob Arum is people we should know. The chairman and founder of Top Rank, Bob has celebrated more than 50 years in boxing promotion.

Harvard-trained, Bob’s career history is unforgettable, having worked these many years with the greatest and the greatest. From Muhammad Ali to an orbit of champions. His participation in the top grossing fights in boxing history remains phenomenal.

Yet, he chooses to remain low-key. Happy with the reward of his three children and long devoted wife Lovee.

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