Author Talk: “Madoff Talks” by Jim Campbell

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Details

Retired Men's Association of Greenwich, Inc. (RMA) and Greenwich Library invite you to its meeting June 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Frist Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place, Greenwich, CT with Madoff Talks, author Jim Campbell. No registration required to attend in-person at the First Presbyterian Church.

CLICK HERE shortly before 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23rd if you prefer to view the webinar live. No registration required to view the webinar live. 
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Diane’s Books will offer the book for sale and there will be a book signing following Jim’s presentation.

Greenwich resident Jim Campbell will discuss his book about Bernie Madoff which was published in April of 2021. We will hear how Madoff went on the record with Campbell to explain why and how he orchestrated one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history. Madoff shared with Campbell hundreds of pages of handwritten letters and emails covering never-before-heard details about his business and family and how he got away with committing fraud for so long. Jim will tell us about his conversations with Ruth and Andrew Madoff providing a glimpse into the family dynamic, along with insights from former employees, government officials, and other key figures.

Meticulously researched and relentlessly riveting, Madoff Talks is the full story of an American tragedy.

Madoff Talks features the first, and likely only, interviews with Ruth Madoff and defense attorney Ira Sorkin, for which Bernie waived attorney-client privilege, as well as never-before-published details from the author’s personal communications with Bernie Madoff in prison. A vivid, powerful piece of investigative reporting, the book takes us behind the headlines to show the full human cost of Madoff’s crimes and offers a cogent analysis of the reforms necessary to prevent it from happening again.

No name is more synonymous with the evils of Wall Street than Bernie Madoff. Arrested for fraud in 2008—during the depths of the global financial crisis—the 70-year-old market maker, investment advisor, and former chairman of the NASDAQ had orchestrated the largest Ponzi scheme in world history, fleecing thousands of investors across the globe to the tune of $65 billion. To this day, questions remain: Why did he do it? How did he get away with it for so long? What did his family know? Who is the elusive Bernie Madoff?

Praise for Madoff Talks:
"A revealing, in-depth analysis of the largest Ponzi scheme in history-with new details from Madoff himself By the time his outrageous financial crimes were exposed, financier Bernie Madoff had stolen more than 18 billion dollars from thousands of investors. Madoff Talks offers the most complete investigation yet into the largest Ponzi scheme in world history-and a rare glimpse into the mind of its chief architect. For the first time, Madoff reveals the decision-making behind his massive deception. It's a story full of indictments, explanations, and startling revelations. Author Jim Campbell explores the role of the "Big Four" Madoff clients, JPMorgan Chase, and hungry "feeder funds," shining a spotlight on the participants in deception. This must-read account of the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff reveals: What motivated the respected financier to commit such massive a fraud How Madoff managed to keep the scheme hidden in plain sight The true scale of all investment losses-including international losses What the Ruth Madoff and the rest of the family knew, and more"--“The authoritative source on one of history's most notorious Ponzi schemes.” —Fortune

About the Author:
  • Jim Campbell is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Business Talk with Jim Campbell. He is known for his hard-hitting interviews of leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, and sports. Known for “firsts,” Campbell snagged the first extensive interview with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer after his resignation, the first interview with former Tyco CEO Denis Kozlowski after his release from prison, and the first broadcast interview with former stock analyst Roomy Kahn, a government informant in one of the biggest insider trading busts in American history.
  • Campbell’s extensive corporate, consulting, and entrepreneurial business background includes roles at KPMG Consulting, Dean Witter Financial Services (now Morgan Stanley), and IBM. He is founder and president of JC Ventures, Inc., a management consulting business in Old Greenwich

Please Note: All attendees must show proof of complete vaccination at the door for admittance. The talk will also be shown via a Zoom Webinar.

Next week, June 30, Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar, Executive Director, Polyphony Education, “Musical Bridges: Bringing Together Arab and Jewish Communities in Israel.”

The Greenwich Retired Men’s Association offers a free program every Wednesday that is open to the public, both men and women; no reservations are required. Our social break starts at 10:40 AM followed promptly by our speaker at 11:00 AM. Programs are at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam in Greenwich. For additional information see or contact

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Event Type(s): Author Visit, Lecture, Book Discussion, Community Sponsored
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Jim Campbell
Rick Hansen, Local History Librarian
(203) 622-7948