More gems of wisdom and wit from Stanley Marcus, acknowledged harbinger of taste whose very name is a symbol of quality. Marcus lets his mind roam through subjects as diverse as dieting, gardening, nonconformists, phobias, sports, toys and weather.
What the reviewers had to say about the Viewpoints of Stanley Marcus: A Ten-Year Perspective:
"Stanley Marcus is a salesman. One of the more delightful essays in this book is his ‘The Lost Art of Salesmanship.’ He is not dogmatic, but he is definite. That alone puts him in a higher category than most essayists . . . But Mr. Stanley is also a good writer . . . Ideas are what Stanley Marcus projects over and over in this book. Read carefully, these essays will teach even a mediocre professor to become more effective."—East Texas Historical Association
"These pieces emphasize the merchandizing skills Marcus has honed . . . other articles offer his opinion . . . on the importance of education, his dislike of cocktail parties, the problems of aging, his hobbies of publishing miniature books and art collection, and business management."—Publishers Weekly
"This book provides clues to the Marcus of this collection, a practical, intelligent, charming, eclectic man whose eightieth birthday present was the opportunity to be the ringmaster and a clown for a day in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden in New York City."—Writers at Work
"I would not be surprised if Mr. Marcus also writes music. His columns are presented in the classical sonata form—statement of theme, development, recapitulation and coda. The style is grammatically but not painfully immaculate, genial but not informal, often witty and always carrying a faint reserve. It is a wise book in casual clothing."—Dallas Morning News