A Vast Conspiracy
The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President
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About the author
Jeffrey Toobin has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since January, 1993.
Mr. Toobin is also the legal analyst for ABC News and the author of the books, "A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President" (Random House, 2000), and "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson" (Random House, 1996).
Since joining the magazine, Mr. Toobin has covered legal affairs and written articles on such subjects as Kenneth Starr's investigation of President Clinton, the Paula Jones sexual harassment case, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and the trials of Timothy McVeigh and O.J. Simpson. His article "An Incendiary Defense," published in the July 25, 1994, issue of the magazine, disclosed for the first time the Simpson defense team's plans to accuse Mark Fuhrman of planting evidence and to play "the race card."
Prior to joining The New Yorker, Mr. Toobin served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. He also served as an associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, an experience that provided the basis for his first book, "Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyer's First Case--United States v. Oliver North."
Mr. Toobin received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1982, and in 1986, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. In the 1995-96 academic year, he was a fellow at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University. Mr. Toobin lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
In the press
Praise for Jeffrey Toobin's national bestseller The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson
"His prose is fluent, direct and supple, his assessments pithy and succinct. . . . He uses his legal expertise to assess defense and prosecution strategies, highlight crucial developments and sketch in the background of principle players in such a way that the stories create a mosaic of life."
--The New York Times
"An irresistibly readable new overview of the whole ugly case."
--New York Daily News
"A well-written, profoundly rational analysis . . . Toobin's book possesses fresh insights."
"Toobin's book is literate, well-researched, penetrating and evenhanded, laying blame where it belongs, offering a reasonable perspective on this shabby case."
--Detroit Free Press
"A gripping and colorful account of the crime and trial that captured the world's attention."
--The Boston Globe
"What makes the book both important and entertaining is the way [Toobin] fills in the gaps left by more partisan authors."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"A real page-turner . . . blunt, sardonic, often morbidly funny."