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Well, as I say, we bought Singer when we wanted to round
out the Random House picture, and when we saw the money that was
being made by Harcourt, Scott Forsman, and others in the same
When you made this decision to buy Singer, was there a discussion
between you and Donald?
We acted together. In all of the years that we've been
partners, I don't think that Donald and I have ever had one
argument. We get along unbelievably. When I get Donald angry,
he just walks out of the room. He is a very placid person.
I'm a very mercurial man. We complement each other superbly.
We love each other. It's a mutual trust and admiration society.
I realize that. Sometime I would love to get an example
of that...how a decision was made and the two of you were able
to work. I mean, he must be as valuable in some respects as
Of course he is. He's the man that everybody in our
Maybe you'll think sometime.
I can't remember one basic argument. Of course, we've
argued over individual books.
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