Book Review: A Youth in Babylon

A Youth in Babylon

A Youth in Babylon
By David F. Friedman
Published by Prometheus Books, 1990. 355 pages.

In the world of exploitation movies, David F. Friedman is right up there at the top. When it comes to selling whatever to the market, Friedman was a god. He grew up in that carnie-like industry, learning from some of the best, like Kroger Babb, on how to market and sell movies, even if they were just terrible. The exploits of Friedman, and some of the other “Forty Thieves” are just priceless and are such a treat to be captured and put down in this book.

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