Author of The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of Wealth Gap
In the New York Times bestseller The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, Matt Taibbi takes readers on a galvanizing journey through both sides of our new system of justice—the untouchably wealthy and the criminalized poor. As he narrates these incredible stories, he draws out and analyzes their common source, and unveils what we need to do to stand up against the troubling trend of the Divide. In his talks, Taibbi paints an alarming portrait of contemporary American life—where our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or poverty—and provides a way forward against this urgent crisis.
Taibbi is also the author of Griftopia, one of the most entertainingly quotable, scathing, and illuminating histories of the economic crisis. In 2008, he won the National Magazine Award for his columns in Rolling Stone (where he was a contributing editor). He is also the author of The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics and Religion.