Readings and Media Appearances

Reviews of The House of Twenty Thousand Books:

Review in Library Journal. 

Starred review in Kirkus Reviews.

Review in Publishers Weekly.

Review in Financial Times. 

Review in Tablet.

Review in Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Review in Jewish Chronicle

Review in the Calcutta Telegraph. 

Upcoming Presentations on The House of Twenty Thousand Books


September 9th, 2015: Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley, 7.30pm.

September 10th, 2015: Mechanics Institute Library, San Francisco, 6pm.

September 16th, 2015: Avid Reader, Sacramento, 6pm.

September 17th, 2015: Book Passage, Corte Madera, 7pm.

September 29th, 2015: Rakestraw, Danville, Time TBD.

October 1st, 2015: Book Soup, Los Angeles, 7pm.

October 7th, 2015: Center for Jewish History, New York City.

October 8th, 2015: Words Bookstore, Maplewood, NJ.

October 9th, 2015: Center for Jewish Studies, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, 11am.

October 11th, 2015: Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C., 1pm.

October 12th, 2015: Strand Bookstore, New York City.

October 13th, 2015: Book Culture, New York City.

October 14th, 2015: Porter Square, Cambridge, MA.

October 21st, 2015: Stanford University, CA.

October 25th, 2015: Jewish Library, San Francisco, 1.30pm.

November 11th, 2015: Jewish Community Center, Montreal, Canada.


Review of The American Way of Poverty.

July: Starred review in Publishers Weekly.

July: Review in Kirkus Reviews. 

August 30th: Q & A in UCAFT newsletter.

September 4th: Alternet excepts The American Way of Poverty.

September 5th: US News and World Report Q & A.

September 6th: Q & A 

September 7th: Salon publishes excerpt from The American Way of Poverty.

September 8th: Truthout excerpts The American Way of Poverty

September 12th, 6pm: Book Launch event at the Open Society Foundation.

September 12th: Democracy Now interview. 

September 12th: Leonard Lopate interview, WNYC.

September 12th: Counterpunch review.

September 14th: MSNBC interview.

September 20th: New York Times interview.

September 22nd: New York Times book review.

September 23rd: NBC interview.

September 25th: Capital Public Radio interview.

September 26th: New Yorker excerpt from book.

September 25th: Sirius radio interview on The Bob Edwards Show.

September 26th, 7pm: Book Reading at Book Soup, in Los Angeles.

September 28th, 1pm: Book Reading at Book Passage, in Corte Madera.

September 29th: New York Times names The American Way of Poverty an Editor’s Choice.

September 29th, 2pm: Book Reading at Avid Reader, in Sacramento.

October 1st: Breakthru Radio interview.

October 4th: Tavis Smiley interview.

October 5th: Karen Finney interview, on Disrupt: MSNBC.

October 8th: article on The American Way of Poverty, in the Sacramento Bee.

October 11th: Presentation at Center for Poverty Research, at U.C. Davis.

October 12th: Financial Times review.

October 17th: Progressive magazine interview.

October 20th: C-Span broadcast of book launch event.

November 13th: Speech at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

November 20th: Speech at San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton.

November 20th: Speech at Mosaic Law Congregation, Sacramento.

November 25th: Wisconsin Public Radio interview.

November 27th: New York Times lists The American Way of Poverty in 100 most notable books of 2013.

November 30th: I was hosted on two hour Firedoglake Salon.

December 9th: Review in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

December 18th: Review in the Jewish Forward.

December 28th: Interview on C-Span’s Washington Journal.

December 31st: Ralph Nader lists The American Way of Poverty in his top-1o list for 2013.

January 8th. NPR Marketplace article on The American Way of Poverty.

January 8th: NPR Marketplace interview.

January 8th: KQED’s Forum interview on The American Way of Poverty.

January 9th: Journalism Center on Children and Families review.

January 10th: Tavis Smiley’s PRI Roundtable, hour one.

January 10th: Tavis Smiley’s PRI Roundtable, hour two.

January 14th: Providence Journal Oped on The American Way of Poverty.

February 19th, 2014: Speech at Evergreen College, Washington.

February 28th, 2014: Speech at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

March 8th, 2014: Speech at Authors on the Move event, Sacramento,

March 12th, 2014: Speech at Clinton School of Public Service, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

April 3rd, 2014: Speech at University of California at Santa Barbara.

April 10th, 2014: Speech at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.