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Meet the Author: Gary Rivlin

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Gary Rivlin is the author of Fire on the Prairie, Drive By (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), and The Plot to Get Bill Gates. A two-time Gerald Loeb Award winner, he has been a reporter for the New York Times, Chicago Reader, and other publications, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Wired, and elsewhere.

Books by Gary Rivlin

Broke, USA

From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.—How the Working Poor Became Big Business

Book cover image: Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.—How the Working Poor Became Big Business

From the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year Drive By comes a unique and riveting exploration of one of America’s largest and fastest-growing industries—the business of poverty. Broke, USA is a Fast Food Nation for the “poverty industry” that will also appeal to readers of Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed) and David Shipler (The Working Poor).  More »