Matt Taibbi has been a contributing editor for "Rolling Stone "and the author of five previous books, including the "New York Times "bestsellers "The Great Derangement "and "Griftopia. "He lives in New Jersey.
"Ambitious . . . deeply reported, highly compelling . . . impossible to put down.""--The New York Times Book Review" "These are the stories that will keep you up at night. . . . "The Divide" is not just a report from the new America; it is advocacy journalism at its finest.""--Los Angeles Times" "[Matt] Taibbi is a relentless investigative reporter. He takes readers inside not only investment banks, hedge funds and the blood sport of short-sellers, but into the lives of the needy, minorities, street drifters and illegal immigrants, to juxtapose justice for the poor and the powerful. . . . "The Divide" is an important book. Its documentation is powerful and shocking.""--The Washington Post" "Captivating . . . "The Divide" enshrines its author's position as one of the most important voices in contemporary American journalism."--"The Independent" (UK) "Taibbi [is] perhaps the greatest reporter on Wall Street's crimes in the modern era."--"Salon" "[Taibbi's] warning is all about moral hazard. . . . When swindlers know that their risks will be subsidized . . . they will surely commit more crimes. And when most of the population either does not know or does not care that the lowest socioeconomic classes live in something akin to a police state, we should be greatly concerned for the moral health of our society.""--The Wall Street Journal" "Trenchant . . . a scathing, accessible, and often riveting look at the U.S. finance industry and justice system.""--Publishers Weekly" "Readers with high blood pressure should make sure they've taken their medication before reading this devastating account of inequality in our justice, immigration, and social service systems. Taibbi's chapters are high-definition photographs contrasting the ways we pursue small-time corruption and essentially reward high-level versions of the same thing.""--Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)