08 May 14

New Yorker staff writer and spring 2014 fellow George Packer reads from his National Book Award-winning account of American change over the last fifty years, The Unwinding. The book interweaves the stories of everyday, working Americans, social history, economic statistics, and biographical sketches of some of today’s leading public figures, including Newt Gingrich, Oprah Winfrey, and Jay-Z, in order to paint a troubling picture of an America that has become increasingly emptied of its middle class and ever more obsessed with an unobtainable celebrity lifestyle.