• The Adventures of Herbie Cohen

  • World's Greatest Negotiator
  • By: Rich Cohen
  • Narrated by: Paul Adelstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author Rich Cohen tells the story of Herbie: the king of Bensonhurst, the world’s best negotiator—and Cohen’s wise, wisecracking father.

Meet Herbie. The World’s Greatest Negotiator, deal maker, and chance taker, Brooklyn-born Jewish Buddha, adviser to presidents and corporations, arms and hostage negotiator, lesson giver and justice seeker, author of the how-to classic You Can Negotiate Anything, and, of course, Rich Cohen’s father.

This book is the story of a singular man. It follows Herbie from his youth, running around Brooklyn with pals Sandy Koufax, Larry King, Who Ha, and Ben the Worrier (his Bensonhurst gang “the Warriors”), to his days in the army, coaching basketball across Europe, to the years he spent crossing the country giving lectures, doing deals, and teasing out every trick in the book for getting by and for finding meaning in this strange and funny life.

The Adventures of Herbie Cohen is an ode to a remarkable man from his son and a treasure trove of homegrown wisdom and unbelievable antics. It is bildungsroman, a collection of stories, and the unfolding of a life coiled around Herbie’s great insight and guiding principle: The secret of life is to care, but not that much.

A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

©2022 Rich Cohen (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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Refreshing

I really loved the entire experience of this audible. So much of it resonated with me from being Jewish, to Brooklyn, the Midwest and even Tulane among so much else. I have already recommended it to friends.

Ive just become a Rich Cohen fan as well.

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A story of their lives and entertaining enough to listen. This one really isn't about negotiation. It's about those people, more of a story of their backgrounds and life.

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Great but just Herbie 2.0

I was hoping Rich would narrate and share more new stories, instead it’s mostly all the same stuff already published in his other books.

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Excellent book

Narration was first rate.
This book was like a good friend coming over for a visit. The friend taught me things and made me laugh.
Well worth your time

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best book 0f 2022

i couldn't put it down. must read for 50 plus Americans. This books tells the riveting story of an American icon.