Books by Thomas Frank

RENDEZVOUS WITH OBLIVION by Thomas Frank
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 19, 2018

"Flaws aside, the book is worth perusing, primarily for its keen analysis of why the Democrats have come up short in recent election cycles. The party's powers that be would be wise to read up."
A liberal commentator offers his scathing take on contemporary American politics and culture. Read full book review >
LISTEN, LIBERAL by Thomas Frank
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"A hard-hitting analysis that may leave readers confused by the author's ambivalent, punches-pulling conclusion."
How the party of the working class has switched its focus to well-heeled professionals, more concerned with social issues than economic inequality. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An insightful, bitingly humorous book."
Why one of the biggest financial disasters in history somehow strengthened the political position of those who were most responsible. Read full book review >
THE WRECKING CREW by Thomas Frank
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A forceful argument that resurrecting equitable, intelligent government starts with understanding how the present plutocracy came about."
A refreshingly no-holds-barred exegesis on the naked cynicism of conservatism in America by The Baffler founder and political observer Frank (What's the Matter with Kansas?, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A bracing, unabashedly partisan, and very smart work of red-state trendspotting."
A fire-and-brimstone essay on false consciousness on the Great Plains. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Fine muckery, with fingers pointed and blame apportioned. Like being lifted up high, where the air is clear."
"These are grotesque times," say one writer in this assembly of pieces from The Baffler, echoing other contributors as they chronicle the fallout from the New Economy. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Ah, you needed that."
Editor's note: The long-serving, indefatigable Peter Lewis prefaced his review of One Market Under God, by Thomas Frank, with this rare but powerfully persuasive note: "Important book below. Read full book review >