With his bestselling books Model and 740 Park, author Michael Gross has established himself as the preeminent chronicler of America’s rich and powerful. While his previous works have peeled back the façades of fashion and New York’s old society scene, in UNREAL ESTATE: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles (Broadway Books), Gross turns a provocative eye on the West Coast and serves up an all-new way of seeing a place we think we know, but really don’t. In UNREAL ESTATE, Gross traces the little-known history of Los Angeles through its most luxurious real estate. Focusing on sixteen homes in the best and most exclusive neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, and Beverly Park, he takes us behind the gates and past the multi-million dollar security systems to expose the world’s richest enclave and the fascinating folks who live there. The book is out on November 1st but we’ve got free copies to give away to the first five people who email us with "Unreal Estate" in the subject line. Standard contest rules apply.