Amos Barshad, a talented young culture reporter, has long been fascinated by the powerful. But not elected officials or cultural leaders—he’s interested in their scheming advisors, the dark figures who wield power in the shadows. And, as Barshad shows in No One Man Should Have All That Power, the natural habitat of these manipulators is not just the backrooms where geopolitical games are played. It’s anywhere -- from Hollywood to drug cartels, from recording studios to the NFL, from short fiction workshops to political campaigns -- where power dynamics exist. In this wildly entertaining, wide-ranging, and insightful exploration of the phenomenon, Barshad takes readers into the lives of over a dozen figures, examining how they rose to power and wielded control, what has led to their downfall or staved it off, and what lessons we can take from them. Based on original reporting and interviews with figures like Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber’s manager), Alex Guerrero (Tom Brady’s trainer), and Sam Nunberg (Trump’s former aide), No One Man Should Have All That Power is a sharp and exciting book on power, influence, and culture.