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Billionaire Sam Zell to write memoir, 'Gravedancer'
Billionaire Sam Zell to write memoir, 'Gravedancer'

Billionaire Sam Zell, former owner of the L.A. Times' former parent company, Tribune, who saw his purchase of the company drive it to bankruptcy, is writing a memoir to be titled "Gravedancer." Zell dubbed himself "grave dancer" more than 20 years ago for the kind of business deals he did. The description "conjures up images of the short, bearded 49-year-old financier merrily jigging over the remains of some over-leveraged, imploded corporation," the L.A. Times wrote in a 1991 profile of him, explaining, "Buying cheap and selling dear has always been Sam Zell's stock and trade." By the mid-2000s, Zell owned significant Chicago real estate...

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