“Marched into local bookstore and plunked $30 down for Rogues Gallery, writes a reader of David Patrick Columbia‘s New York Social Diary. “COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN ALL WEEKEND !!!!! What a helluva read! Even if you didn’t care one whit about museums, he tells such an exciting, compelling, downright astonishing story that the first thing I want to do is run down to NYC and join the museum! Weird but true. Why is that? Guess it’s that he put some blood and humanity behind the big stone monolith… I want to see every damned picture and bibelot and hunk of tin in the place, now! His book will incite more interest in the museum than anything they themselves could come up with!”