What Makes Sammy Run Study Guides

  • What Makes Sammy Run?


    What Makes Sammy Run? Is the story of the title character, Sammy Glick, who rises during the Great Depression from the bottom of the news media world to become a powerful media mogul. Sammy is shown as sociopathic, greedy, and extremely disloyal. The story is narrated by his sometimes friend Al Manheim, a critic at Sammy's paper. Near the novel's conclusion Sammy, isolated and frightened by success, is shown to repent somewhat, but he quickly backslides into decadence and sociopathy.