Books by Gary Rivlin

KATRINA by Gary Rivlin
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Deeply engrossing, well-written, and packed with revealing stories."
Former New York Times reporter Rivlin (Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.—How the Working Poor Became Big Business, 2010, etc.) delivers a magnificently reported account of life in a broken, waterlogged city. Read full book review >
Released: June 8, 2010

"A wildly frustrating and timely book appropriate for most readers."
Using a couple of heroes and more than a few foils, journalist Rivlin (The Godfather of Silicon Valley: Ron Conway and the Fall of the Dot-coms, 2001, etc.) dives into the dog-eat-dog world of Poverty, Inc. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 25, 2001

"Sadly, there's no moral to be learned in Rivlin's weak tale, a classic example of a magazine article fattened up to make a book—and, in this case, an e-book as well."
A thin profile—in every sense—of one of the few high-tech movers and shakers who has so far failed to become a household name. Read full book review >
DRIVE-BY by Gary Rivlin
Released: Sept. 5, 1995

"Underedited but powerful: a rich exploration of a surprisingly multifaceted crime."
A haunting, intimate, though diffuse account of a black-youth- on-black-youth drive-by shooting. Read full book review >
Released: March 19, 1992

"Uneven and often, it seems, unfair, but Rivlin's research and intimate knowledge of the principals are impressive."
A mostly admiring—though contentious, flatly written, and somewhat overlong—political biography of Harold Washington, mayor of Chicago from 1983-87. Read full book review >