In my post Monday about South Beach author Gerald Posner's new Miami Beach tell-all book, Miami Babylon: Crime, Wealth, and Power—A Dispatch from the Beach, I wrote:
"Some events planned to coincide with the book’s release have been canceled due to pressure exerted by a few influential people who don’t like the way they’re depicted in the book."From today's New York Post:
Condo king Jorge Perez was set to host a party for the author at his huge, and largely unsold, Icon development in downtown Miami -- until he actually read the book.As Posner told me a few weeks ago when I interviewed him, "I always tell people, 'If you want a book that only says nice things about you, write it yourself.' "
"I got an e-mail from his assistant saying he got an advance copy and didn't like the way he was depicted," Posner told Page Six. "There will be no cocktail party."