By: Budd Schulberg
This is a novel about the dark side of ambition. The story of Sammy Glick, a kid with insatiable hunger for success which drives him to the top, but causes him to miss everything along the way and in the end leads to his ultimate downfall.
Growing up in a culture where success and being #1 are so highly regarded that we never consider the consequences of our ambition, this was an important book for me to read. Life is not all about your career, the money, and being on top—if you disagree with or question that statement, this is the book for you.