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The Edge Becomes the Center

“This might be the most important city book of the year, essential reading for anyone who cares about New York, or life in the metropolis anywhere. Gibson has managed to get a diverse group of New Yorkers to open up their hearts and minds about gentrification, the defining civic issue of our time. I raced through the book, traveling with Gibson as he surfs from story to story in the great, imperiled city. A riveting, timely portrait of the greatest, richest, unfairest city in the world.” - Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City

Not Working

“Powerful and heartrending.” —Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker

“With grace and compassion, DW Gibson’s 'Not Working' brings us the stories of America’s disregarded. Through the book’s many voices, we get a detailed and harrowing, but utterly unsentimental sense of the lives of others. An intense, moving, ground-level history of our difficult times. ” —Teju Cole, author of OPEN CITY

SAMPLES

 

“Why It’s So Hard to Stop Being Homeless in New York”: New York Magazine


“What if the US Really Did Deport 11 Million People?”: The Nation


“How to Force Out Rent-Controlled Tenants”: The New York Times


“One Block”: New York Magazine


“A Real Estate Scam Grows In Brooklyn”: The Nation


Julian Assange Interview: Vogue

“How to Dump Tenants and Make a Fortune”: The Nation

“I Put in White Tenants”: New York Magazine


“Shopping with a Rifle”: D Magazine


“Class in America: A Symposium”: Guernica


“A Sense of Ending”: Caravan Magazine


“Who do the unemployed blame for being out of work?” : The Washington Post


Radio Essay about Roald Dahl’s Someone Like You NPR’s All Things Considered


“Brother, Can You Spare a Line?” :  The New York Times


Dispatches from Sangam House : BOMB