Pity the Billionaire (Metropolitan Books)
Thomas Frank (What's the Matter with Kansas?) returns to Skylight Books to discuss and sign his new book Pity the Billionaire, in which he takes an insightful and sardonic look at the way our dire economic circumstances have brought an unexpected resurgence of conservatism.
"No one fools Thomas Frank, who is the sharpest, funniest, most intellectually voracious political commentator on the scene. In Pity the Billionaire he has written a brilliant expose of the most breath-taking ruse in American political history: how the right turned the biggest capitalist breakdown since 1929 into an opportunity for themselves." --Barbara Ehrenreich
"A feisty and galvanizing book... This is the kind of analysis - historically astute, irreverent and droll - that makes Frank such an invaluable voice. As he's done in a series of perceptive books, Frank cuts through the partisan blather and explains how money and cynical ideas shape a certain kind of contemporary politics. Pity the Billionaire is further evidence that he's as good at this as any writer working today." --San Francisco Chronicle
Thomas Frank is the author of The Wrecking Crew, What’s the Matter with Kansas?, and One Market Under God. A former opinion columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and a monthly columnist for Harper’s. He lives outside Washington, D.C.
Photo of the author by Jane Magellanic.