EVENT OVERVIEW: Thomas Frank will Present his New Softcover Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thomas Frank is the Author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, and What's the Matter with Kansas?. A former Columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper's, Frank is the Founding Editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for Salon. He lives outside Washington, D.C.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: Thomas Frank, Bestselling Author of What's the Matter With Kansas, is embarking on a 13 city "barn storming" tour of the Midwest. His most recent work, Listen, Liberal, was called the "Most prescient" book of 2016 by The Washington Post and was named one of the "6 books to help understand Trump's win" by The New York Times. A scathing look at the failures of liberal politics and the Democratic party to understand the working class, the Book is an elegant argument for expanding opportunity, fighting for social justice, and ensuring that workers get a fair deal. At The Kansas City Public Library, the last stop on his Tour, Frank will discuss not only what he has learned talking to Trump voters, union leaders, and progressive activists throughout the Midwest, but will articulate the ways voters and citizens can fight back in the age of Trump.
With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, Frank's Listen, Liberal lays bare the essence of the Democratic Party's philosophy and how it has changed over the Years. A form of corporate and cultural elitism has largely eclipsed the party's old working-class commitment, he finds. For certain favored groups, this has meant prosperity. But for the nation as a whole, it is a one-way ticket into the abyss of inequality.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 6:30 PM
LOCATION: A Rainy Day Books Event at The Kansas City Public Library, Central Library, 14 W 10th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105
EVENT FORMAT: Thomas Frank will discuss his New Book Listen, Liberal and answer audience questions. A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event. Registration is Required at www.KCLibrary.org/Signature-Events or Call the Library at 816-701-3407. Seating is General Admission. Rainy Day Books will have Thomas Frank’s Books for Sale at this Event.
DISCLAIMER: All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable. Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.