Aug 17, 2011 @ 4:00:00 am
Mike Albo, author of The Junket
Bookforum excerpts The Junket, Mike Albo's excellent Kindle Single about the travails of being a freelancer in New York: "If you haven’t been to Manhattan in the last ten years, you should know that it no longer trades in durable, fungible goods except for artisanal cheese and celebrity cupcakes. These days, the city is a marketplace of intangible ideas and the internet efforts that promulgate them. Now people make millions by crowd-sourcing, aggregating and hedging funds."
N+1 editor Chad Harbach’s novel The Art of Fielding is weeks away from hitting shelves, but it’s already been optioned for an HBO series.
In the September issue of Vanity Fair, Michael Lewis’ twenty-page assessment of Germany’s role in the European financial crisis (titled, naturally, “It’s the Economy, Dummkopf”) is not winning him friends
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