Demos presents Nomi Prins, author of Black Tuesday, with Matt Taibbi
October 18: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
In this vivid tableau of New York on the cusp of the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929, Black Tuesday captures the romance and desperation of one of our more fascinating historical epochs. From the beleaguered immigrant community of the Lower East Side to the feral pit of Wall Street and the alluring glitter of Park Avenue, Nomi Prins reveals a world of fraud, greed and economic devastation in a turbulent era that shines a revealing light on our current times.
Nomi Prins was compelled to write this character-driven historical novel about a distant past that mirrors today's tragic economic circumstances. After over a decade at top Wall Street financial firms, Nomi left a lucrative career to pen three nonfiction whistle-blower books: It Takes a Pillage, Other People's Money and Jacked, exposing fraud and deception from Wall Street o Washington. She is a senior fellow at Demos and is a frequent commentator for PBS, Fox, MSNBC, C-SPAN, CNN, BBN and other global media outlets.
This event is co-hosted by Demos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization founded in 2000.
Matt Taibbi, the New York Times bestselling author (The Great Derangement; Griftopia) and contributing editor for Rolling Stone, will join Nomi for a discussion about Black Tuesday. Copies of Griftopia will be available for signing following the discussion.
Rich Benjamin, a senior fellow at Demos and author (Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America), will moderate the discussion.
You may purchase a $10 Strand Gift Card or copy of the book in store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room. However, please note that online orders for events are not accepted on the day of the event.
The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
Books and Gift Cards will only be available for pick-up at the event.
Additional copies of the book (and previous books by the author, when applicable) will be available for purchase at the event.