by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
@NickKristof | @WuDunn

“A deft and uniquely credible exploration of rural America, and of other left-behind pockets of our country. One of the most important books I’ve read on the state of our disunion.”—Tara Westover, author of Educated

The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of the acclaimed, best-selling Half the Sky now issue a plea–deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans–to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. 

With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us deep into an “other America.” The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar jobs disappeared.

Interview with the Author

The Book Review
Americans on a Financial ‘Tightrope’
1/17/20         57 min

Interview Ends at 16 min

Commonwealth Club of California
An Evening with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
2/5/20        66 min

After Words
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope”
2/23/20         52 min

The goop Podcast
The Mythology of Personal Responsibility
4/16/20          49 min


C-Span Book TV
Afterwords with Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn
2/12/20          50 min


Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.