Books by David Cay Johnston

Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Thoroughly depressing—but urgent, necessary reading, at least for those who aren't true believers in the Trumpite cause."
If there's such a genre as anti-hagiography, Johnston (The Making of Donald Trump, 2016, etc.) adds materially to it with this new polemic against the sitting president. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Voters ready to pull the trigger one way or another probably won't be swayed by these revelations, but they are highly damning indeed."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes aim at his longtime bête noire, "a modern P.T. Barnum selling tickets to a modern variation of the Feejee Mermaid." Read full book review >
DIVIDED by David Cay Johnston
Released: April 1, 2014

"A potent chronicle of America's 'extreme inequality, the worst by far of any nation with a modern economy.'"
Investigative reporter Johnston (The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind, 2012, etc.) collects together writings from forty authors representing many different fields of endeavor to present a multifaceted picture of inequality. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Investigative journalism at its best, as Johnston seeks to comfort the afflicted while afflicting the comfortable."
Veteran investigative reporter Johnston reveals how businesses, with the consent of government agencies, rip off consumers in plain sight. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Without solutions, this remains little more than a list of grievances."
An exhaustive litany of federal, state and even local giveaways to the very wealthy, described in agonizing and depressing detail. Read full book review >