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Schulberg and Sammy

September 20, 1987

Author Budd Schulberg seems upset over the current admiration for the super-selfish clod he created for his novel, "What Makes Sammy Run?" ("Schulberg's 'Sammy' as a Role Model for Our Time" by Budd Schulberg, Sept. 3). I suggest he write a sequel titled "The Fall of Sammy Glick." In it, Sammy would be bankrupted by a hostile takeover fight, suffer an emotional breakdown and, in the final chapter, be abandoned by his friends as he lay dying in a public hospital.

This would be a fitting tribute to a jerk like Sammy, and it might teach those airheads who admire him one of the great lessons in career building: Those who kick others off the ladder of success on the way up shall also be kicked by others on the return trip down that ladder.

JAY T. HOLLERER

Los Angeles

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