Or perhaps not. He always was an egomaniac.
Obituary: Writer Alvin Toffler, who with his wife wrote the bestseller Future Shock, one of the biggest selling books of the 1970s, has died. He was 87 years old.
Toffler, who was born Oct. 4, 1928, in New York, New York, attended New York University, where he met his future wife. Adelaide "Heidi" Farrell, who was also a futurist. They married in 1950._____
To find something to write about, the Tofflers worked in a number of assembly line jobs for five years. Alvin Toffler took a job as a White House correspondent for a daily newspaper in Pennsylvania. That led to his hiring by Fortune magazine as its labor columnist. He did that for three years and then became a freelance writer.
The Tofflers conducted research in the mid-1960s that led to the publishing of "Future Shock."