Nov 16, 2011 — "The rich are not only getting richer — they are becoming more dangerous." That's according to Wall Street Journal writer Robert Frank, whose new book, The High-Beta Rich, shows how the spending of the top 1 percent has become "the most unstable force in the economy."
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Distant Land of My Father by Bo Caldwell. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 5, 2007 — Author Robert Frank discusses his book, Richistan, in which he argues that a new class of wealthy individuals are spending differently than traditional blue-blood millionaires. He describes life in an insulated world of wealth he calls Richistan, where everything is bigger, and conspicuous consumption is the goal.
Mar 8, 2007 — New York Times reporter Ron Stodghill discusses his new book, Redbone: Money, Malice and Murder in Atlanta, a true-crime story about the murder of a wealthy black entrepreneur in Georgia.
Oct 27, 2005 — "I am a bookseller, and I recommend this one to everyone looking for a really good read," writes listener Jean of this novel about family history.