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Meet the Author: Gary Rivlin

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Gary Rivlin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter and the author of nine books, including Katrina: After the Flood. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune, GQ, and Wired, among other publications. He is a two-time Gerald Loeb Award winner and former reporter for the New York Times. He lives in New York with his wife, theater director Daisy Walker, and two sons.

Books by Gary Rivlin

Saving Main Street

Small Business in the Time of COVID-19

Book cover image: Saving Main Street: Small Business in the Time of COVID-19

A veteran journalist follows an inspiring ensemble cast of small business leaders, from an innovative restaurateur in northeastern Pennsylvania to three black siblings crafting deluxe chocolates in the Bronx, as they fight to keep their businesses alive during Covid-19, while exploring the larger societal and governmental factors that have endangered the small business sector now more than ever before.  More »

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 »