Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thomas Frank's most important books

Thomas Frank is the author of What's the Matter With Kansas?, which examined why people seem to vote against their economic interests, and the recently published The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule.

He told Newsweek about his five most important books, and addressed two related issues:
A book you always return to:

Edmund Wilson's "The American Jitters." Super account of the Great Depression.

A classic you revisited with disappointment:

F. Scott Fitzgerald's "This Side of Paradise" seemed hopelessly juvenile.
Read more about Frank's 5 most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue