Books by Karl Taro Greenfeld

THE SUBPRIMES by Karl Taro Greenfeld
Released: May 5, 2015

"Greenfeld has a tendency to lean toward parody in his satiric style, but here he employs enough authenticity to terrify, enough black humor to disarm the story's inherent pessimism, and a surprising admiration for faith in its myriad forms."
In a near future where the poor have been utterly undermined by the rich, a renegade emerges to champion the inherent good in people. Read full book review >
DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >
TRIBURBIA by Karl Taro Greenfeld
Released: July 31, 2012

"A soapy portrait of pre-economic-crisis Manhattan."
A half-dozen fathers in the fashionable environs of Tribeca circa 2008 struggle with regret, ambition, family and secrets on their way to the playground. Read full book review >
BOY ALONE by Karl Taro Greenfeld
Released: May 12, 2009

"Greenfeld spares neither himself nor his brother in this painfully honest, revealing memoir."
A wrenching account of growing up with a profoundly autistic younger brother. Read full book review >
Released: March 14, 2006

"A taut scientific thriller, well told. Suffice it to say that conditions are ripe for a replay of the disease; keep an eye out for a grim sequel."
Epidemic? What epidemic? Former Time Asia editor Greenfeld (Standard Deviations, 2002, etc.) probes the recent SARS outbreak and the Chinese government's efforts to deny its existence. Read full book review >
Released: July 9, 2002

"An exhausting journey through one man's ego as all the drugs and girls in Asia gradually wear him out."
The deputy editor of Time Asia takes an erratic tour from Tokyo to Kathmandu, following beautiful Westerners as they snort, smoke, and screw their way around various underworlds. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

Delving into sordid and ruthless lives at the bottom of Japan Inc.'s social ladder, this whirlwind odyssey in search of Japan's current under-25 generation is a mixed bag. Read full book review >