Book cover of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmondby Matthew Desmond

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • One of the most acclaimed books of our time, this modern classic “has set a new standard for reporting on poverty” (Barbara Ehrenreich, The New York Times Book Review).

In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. 

Interview with the Author

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
3/7/17        75 min


Podcast Art of Professional Book Nerd PodcastProfessional Book Nerds
Ep. #171 – Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted
11/5/17         35 min


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Poverty, the Housing Crisis and Lobster on Food Stamps w/ Matthew Desmond
6/18/19         74 min


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Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’
2/26/16         34 min

Author Interview from 16 min to 31 min


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