You'll Never Guess Hillary Clinton's Favorite Book

Hamilton Nolan · 06/16/14 08:17AM

Some people like Hillary Clinton. Other people dislike Hillary Clinton. However you feel about Hillary Clinton, it is difficult to deny that she is one of the most cold and calculating political figures in all the land.

Rich People Apparently Dumb

Hamilton Nolan · 05/30/14 02:04PM

If it's summertime, and you have a net worth that is at least seven figures, that means it's time for JPMorgan's suggested summer reading list—the books that they tell their wealthy clients to pretend to read this summer. The wealthy, their bankers apparently believe, are dumb.

The New Literary Fiction Superstars Are Essentially Memoirists

Michelle Dean · 05/28/14 02:20PM

Fame, in the arena of book-writing, is a curious thing. Being a well-known writer of literary fiction doesn't necessarily translate into bestsellerdom. Almost never does it give you the kind of household name that even a lesser Kardashian achieves.

Amazon Deserves All of Its Bad PR

Hamilton Nolan · 05/28/14 11:05AM

Amazon, the Cthulhu of retail, finds itself embroiled in a spat with a major book publisher. It's gotten nasty. And, remarkably, Amazon is losing the PR battle. Why? Perhaps because Amazon—where workers are "ground into a tired heap"—deserves to have a bad reputation.

Ken Silverstein Is Here to Talk About "The Secret World of Oil"

Hamilton Nolan · 05/21/14 11:50AM

Ken Silverstein, a veteran of Harper's, the LA Times, and many other places, is one of America's great crusading balls-to-the-wall lefty investigative journalists. His new book explores power, intrigue, and corruption in the global oil industry. He will be answering your questions at 1 p.m. Ask your question now!

The Dangerous 'Metal That Runs the World': Chat With Author Bill Carter

Hamilton Nolan · 04/24/14 11:45AM

Some years ago, journalist Bill Carter found arsenic in his family's garden. It was there because of local copper mines. That prompted him to delve into the hidden dangers of copper—"the metal that runs modern civilization." He will be here to answer your questions, below.

Hamilton Nolan · 04/22/14 09:26AM

The unlikeliest publishing and economics news of the year: Thomas Piketty's new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, is so popular that it is sold out on Amazon, as well as in every fucking book store in NYC. Harvard University Press has yet to master supply and demand.

Adam Weinstein · 04/04/14 02:33PM

If you're a washed-up one-term Tea Party congressman and you're writing a soon-to-be-bestselling jeremiad on dirty libruls, here's a pro tip: Don't use a bunch of fake "founding fathers" quotes from the footers of your Ayn Rand reading group's email threads.

The Rockefeller Consumed By Cannibals: A Chat With Author Carl Hoffman

Rich Juzwiak · 04/01/14 12:15PM

The story goes like this: In 1961, the 23-year-old Michael Rockefeller (son of Nelson), was in the Asmat region of New Guinea, collecting local relics for his father's Museum of Primitive Art. His boat overturned a few miles from shore and he decided to swim back. After doing so for some 20 hours, he was greeted by locals on the shore, who speared and then ate him.

Hamilton Nolan · 03/04/14 10:51AM

"Thought Catalog invites authors to submit proposals for a new book on the culture-shaping series (HBO's Girls)." Sounds like a good book.