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Fall 2020: Billionaire Wilderness
Thursday, November 19 @ 12pm ET. Register here.
Reading Group Meetups
Sign up for a meetup for parts 1 and 2 to discuss the book. You are welcome to join as many meetups as you like.
Part 1: Introduction through Part II
Part 2: Part III through Epilogue
Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West, by Professor Justin Farrell
|About the Book|
Billionaire Wilderness takes you inside the exclusive world of the ultra-wealthy, showing how today’s richest people are using the natural environment to solve the existential dilemmas they face. Justin Farrell spent five years in Teton County, Wyoming, the richest county in the United States, and a community where income inequality is the worst in the nation. He conducted hundreds of in-depth interviews, gaining unprecedented access to tech CEOs, Wall Street financiers, oil magnates, and other prominent figures in business and politics. He also talked with the rural poor who live among the ultra-wealthy and often work for them. The result is a penetrating account of the far-reaching consequences of the massive accrual of wealth, and an eye-opening and sometimes troubling portrait of a changing American West where romanticizing rural poverty and conserving nature can be lucrative—socially as well as financially. Read a Los Angeles Times review of the book here.
Buy Billionaire Wilderness
Billionaire Wilderness‘ publisher Princeton University Press has graciously offered a promotional code for YBG Book Club members for 30% off and free shipping through 9/30. Please register for the book club to receive the code.
You can also purchase a copy from these other online reatilers:
Barnes & Noble
Bookshop (to support independent and local bookstores)