The hero of this astonishing novel is called Chance - he may be the man of tomorrow. Flung into the real world when his rich benefactor dies, Chance is helped on his life journey by Elizabeth Eve, the young, beautiful, resourceful wife of a dying Wall Street mogul. Accidentally launched into a world of sex, money, power - and national television - he becomes a media superstar, a household name, the man of the hour - and, who knows, perhaps the next President of the United States of America.
"'Not until you put the book down do you realize how chilling is the image of ourselves in Kosinski's mirror...It will survive as a seminal work' "
"'Chance, a fabulous creature of our age'"
"'Being There is a reverse parable, highly polished and patterned to the last twitch of the nerves'"
"'A tantalizing knuckle ball of a book delivered with perfectly timed satirical hops and metaphysical flutters'"
"'Extremely well written. Under the circumstances, I can only urge as many people as possible to rush out and buy it'"