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Bloomberg Businessweek on Curb Your Enthusiasm


If you caught last night’s episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, you saw our cameo.

There we are with Stephen M. Pollan on the cover. It’s not an actual cover of the magazine, but Pollan is real: He’s a financial consultant and author. He’s also the father of Tracy Pollan, who is married to Michael J. Fox.

In last night’s episode, Curb star Larry David is battling with his upstairs neighbor, Fox. He goes to apologize to Fox and while waiting for him, Larry picks up a copy of Bloomberg Businessweek and starts drawing a Hitler mustache on the cover photo of Pollan. Fox tells Larry that’s his father-in-law. Larry tries to explain: “I just like to see what people look like with Hitler mustaches.”

It was more of a thrill for the real Stephen M. Pollan to be on Curb than on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek. A prolific writer, he has written for more than 30 magazines in his long career—many of them cover stories. (Although Pollen has never been the subject of a Bloomberg Businessweek cover, his Die Broke did make our list of best selling business books in the late 1998.)

Pollan has another connection to show: He’s a neighbor of Larry David on Martha’s Vineyard. “My wife [and Larry David] go to the same pizza parlor,” he says. “I’ve never met him, but I have a great deal of admiration for his skills.”


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