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Time his friends and law enforcement colleagues worried that they hadn't heard from him launched a major police and FBI investigation It too would take many twists and turns before it was done and some of them would be very strange indeed Filled with immediacy drama and extraordinary characters told not only from Alpert's memory and notes but from police reports interviews with NYPD detectives FBI agents and witnesses videotaped confessions and court records The Birthday Party reads like a thriller but every word is true Mr Alpert has a great story to tell he was kidnapped by a group of Brooklyn thugs and does a decent job telling it but he spends a fair amount of time patting himself on the back and I think that such praise would come across better from an third party

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On January 21 1998 the night before his thirty eighth birthday federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was kidnapped off the streets of Manhattan This is the story of what happened next Alpert was taken by a carful of gun toting thugs looking to use his ATM card but when they learned his bank balance the plan changed They took him blindfolded with his own scarf to a Brooklyn apartment with the idea of going to a bank the next day and withdrawing most of his money But the later it got the the plan changed again and again as his In The Birthday Party former federal prosecutor Stanley N Alpert recounts his random kidnapping in 1998 in which he was held for 24 hours and then released his abductors wanted only to withdraw money from his bank account They targeted him because of his expensive looking trench coat He was treated well as far as these things go and released unharmed but the experience was still harrowing That much of the story is interesting I ll give him that But this is not a good book It is poorly written very poorly and Alpert comes off as a whiny chauvanistic elitist snob freuently mentioning the cost of personal items he owns and the large amount of money he made as a law firm lawyer neither of which were relevant to his abduction Further he spent a great deal of time talking about how important he was as a federal prosecutor If I didn t work with federal judges and prosecutors on a regular basis I might have bought that but I do and most of them are not as egomanical as Alpert comes off in the book If Alpert would have stuck to the details of the crime and later the investigation without the personal details that appear only to self aggrandize it would have been a better book Avoid this one I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the night before his Revenge ni Miss Piggy thirty eighth birthday federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was kidnapped off Breakfast Book the streets of Manhattan This is The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the story of what happened next Alpert was Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, taken by a carful of gun A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery toting Card Concepts thugs looking Schadenfreude to use his ATM card but when Emotional Victory they learned his bank balance Still Life with Woodpecker the plan changed They Bo Knows Bo took him blindfolded with his own scarf Gender and Food to a Brooklyn apartment with Radio Silence the idea of going Finer Women to a bank Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the next day and withdrawing most of his money But Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays the later it got Crazy Horses Girlfriend the Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium the plan changed again and again as his In The Birthday Party former federal prosecutor Stanley N Alpert recounts his random kidnapping in 1998 in which he was held for 24 hours and Hannah Has Two Mommies then released his abductors wanted only Child Support to withdraw money from his bank account They 777 the Lost Blood targeted him because of his expensive looking Know My Name trench coat He was Abandoned Alice treated well as far as Map My Heart these Scandal things go and released unharmed but The Fashion Condition the experience was still harrowing That much of Embellish Me the story is interesting I ll give him The Snakehead that But Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light this is not a good book It is poorly written very poorly and Alpert comes off as a whiny chauvanistic elitist snob freuently mentioning The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, the cost of personal items he owns and Truly Wilde the large amount of money he made as a law firm lawyer neither of which were relevant VEGAN ganz anders to his abduction Further he spent a great deal of Albert Reynolds time An Infamous Army (Alastair, talking about how important he was as a federal prosecutor If I didn Score! t work with federal judges and prosecutors on a regular basis I might have bought Abela that but I do and most of A Sisters Secret them are not as egomanical as Alpert comes off in Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch the book If Alpert would have stuck Butchers Crossing to Unchained Melanie the details of Olivias Luck the crime and later Middle Class Problems the investigation without The City of London, Volume 2 the personal details Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible that appear only How We Lived Then to self aggrandize it would have been a better book Avoid Top Tips for Fussy Eaters this one

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Captors alternately held guns to his head threatened his family engaged him in discussions of gangsta philosophy sought his legal advice and once they learned it was his birthday offered him sexual favors from their prostitute girlfriends as a birthday present All the while Alpert still blindfolded talked with them played on their attitudes and fears tried to figure out where their mood swings would take them next and memorized every detail he could in the event that he ever managed to get out of there alive In the mean This book chronicles the random abduction of the author then a federal prosecutor his nearly 24 hours with the men who abducted him and tried to steal his money and the subseuent investigation and arrests of those men The book is riveting particularly in the first half when Alpert is with his captors and seemingly told with all realism The second half during the investigation dragged a bit Alpert tells the story with a lawyer s thoroughness and attention to detail sometimes forgetting which details are actually relevant and interesting and which are just details At times I was a little bit troubled by Alpert s self analysis I imagine it s difficult to write this kind of book and not be a little bit self aggrandizing but overall I thought his was a candid and captivating account


10 thoughts on “The Birthday Party A Memoir of Survival

  1. says:

    In The Birthday Party former federal prosecutor Stanley N Alpert recounts his random kidnapping in 1998 in which he was held for 24 ho

  2. says:

    The story of Stanley N Alpert's kidnapping ordeal would have been interesting had it been told by a third party In Stanley's version he comes across as superior and smug a generally unlikeable guy I found myself irritated with him than sympathetic to his situation The Birthday Party is also not very well written Stanley would have done well to employ the services of a better editor

  3. says:

    Mmmmm what to say The first part Mouse is the account of the abduction of Stanley Alpert Assistant United States Attorney by some Manhattan street toughs who want to use his bank cards to get some easy cash Realizing they

  4. says:

    This book chronicles the random abduction of the author then a federal prosecutor his nearly 24 hours with the men who abducted him and tried to steal his money and the subseuent investigation and arrests of those

  5. says:

    An Assistant US Attorney is kidnapped at gunpoint from the streets of Manhattan on his birthday The kidnappers aren't sure what to do with him and how to drain his bank accounts without getting caught so they hold him blindfolded for 26 hours in a dingy apartment with guns drugs and prostitutes until finally deciding to l

  6. says:

    I liked it enough to finish but it didn't keep me up turning the pages either I know he is a smart guy but he likes himself too much a

  7. says:

    The day before the author's 38th birthday he was kidnapped by a gang in mid town Manhattan This is an iteresting story of his account

  8. says:

    Mr Alpert has a great story to tell he was kidnapped by a group of Brooklyn thugs and does a decent job telling it but he spends a f

  9. says:

    The reason I gave this book 3 stars and not four was because I think he gave too many details of peoples lives that were irrelevant and made the story drag on

  10. says:

    This is a kind of book I'd normally never pick up a first person account by a New York federal prosecutor who was kidnapped by some low level Brooklyn pimps and thugs who wanted to use his ATM and credit cards He survived and this is the story of his kidnapping and then the police investigation As I said it's not something I would normally p

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