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April 16, 2015

Book by Former Lincoln Center Leader Offers Blunt Opinions of N.Y. Cultural Groups

A new book by former Lincoln Center president holds no punches in its behind-the scenes descriptions of leaers involved in the institution's major renovation project, according to The New York Times.

Reynold Levy's book, They Told Me Not to Take That Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and the Transformation of Lincoln Center, singles out institutions like the New York Philharmonic and the New York City Opera and names names of members of the city's cultural elite, shining a light on the inner working on nonprofit leadership and management.

He also has high praise for groups like the New York City Ballet, which took steps to bring down its high deficits.

“I regard this as a celebratory book but also a cautionary tale,” Mr. Levy, who served as Lincoln Center's president from 2002 through 2014, said in the article.