Marc Grossberg - THE BEST PEOPLE

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm
2421 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

In his debut novel, author Marc Grossberg, a native Houstonian who's practiced law in Houston for more than fifty years, offers a glimpse into a world in which you can't always tell who the best people are.

Set in post-millennium Houston after Enron and before the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and the uplifting Astros World Series championship, this is where clever legal maneuvering, big law firm politics, and judicial corruption meet the country-club and café-society sets, the wealthy elite, and many larger-than-life characters. Think a super-sized, red-haired My Cousin Vinnie meeting The Bonfire of the Vanities.

Paddy Moran is a thirty-six year old, street-smart former cop from Brooklyn and a newly licensed attorney with dreams and aspirations to make it big in the glitzy meritocracy that is Houston, Texas. He survives rough bumps and ethical challenges as he claws his way to the upper echelons of the city's divorce bar. Connecting with the right people at the right times and using his own brash moxie, he gets outstanding outcomes in two high-profile cases that put him on the success trajectory. But before Paddy can raise his arms in total victory, he is faced with difficult choices and the consequences of his ambitions.

A dual-track narrative, The Best People also follows Pilar Galt, a beautiful, intelligent, but flawed single mother from the Houston barrios, as she rises, falls, and rises again. Her path intersects with Paddy's and eventually, both paths converge during a pivotal time in Paddy's career when he must decide what he's willing to do to be recognized as the best at his game.


Marc Grossberg is an observer and a listener.  He has a passion for his family, friends and clients, and for books that entertain and provoke him. He has practiced law in his native Houston for over fifty years. He has somehow overcome being a Board Certified tax lawyer and one of the Best Lawyers in America to write The Best People.  Marc is a proudproduct of the Houston public schools, The University of Houston and The University of Texas School of Law.  He lives in the NOW and goes wherever his “green light” tells him the intersection might be interesting. 

The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626346550
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - October 8th, 2019