I didn't finish this book so I'm not going to rate it. It wasn't bad; the parts I read were well-written and interesting, but maybe I was hoping for something else. I'm just not that into New York City. I was hoping for more of the 'missing class' problem as a whole and what could be done about it, rather than reading a bunch of portraits. Not that portraits aren't important, and maybe I'll try it again when I'm in the mood for that sort of thing. I think I just got bored with all the stuff about New York or something.