Books written by Thomas Frank


Listen, Liberal

Picador | March 14, 2017 | 336 pages
Liberals like to believe that if only Democrats can continue to dominate national elections, if only those awful Republicans are beaten into submission, then the country will be on the right course. Unfortunately this view fundamentally misunderstands the modern Democratic Party. Drawing on years... More Info

Listen, Liberal

Macmillan | March 15, 2016 | 320 pages
A critical assessment of what the author believes to be the shortcomings of the Democratic party draws on years of research and firsthand reporting to argue that the party has failed to advance traditional liberal goals and has victimized the middle class.  More Info

No Future for You

MIT Press | August 29, 2014 | 392 pages
There's never been a better time to be outside the consensus -- and if you don't believe it, then peer into these genre-defining essays from The Baffler, the magazine that's been blunting the cutting edge of American culture and politics for a quarter of a century. Here's Thomas Frank on the... More Info

The Conquest of Cool

University of Chicago Press | December 1, 1998 | 322 pages
While the youth counterculture remains the most evocative and best-remembered symbol of the cultural ferment of the 1960s, the revolution that shook American business during those boom years has gone largely unremarked. In this fascinating and revealing study, Thomas Frank shows how the youthful... More Info

Pity the Billionaire

Metropolitan Books | January 3, 2012 | 240 pages
A look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.  More Info

Pity the Billionaire

Picador | September 18, 2012 | 240 pages
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice From the bestselling author of What’s the Matter with Kansas?, this witty and highly provocative book asks a simple question: How is it possible that the disastrous collapse of the free market economy in 2008 could have heralded a popular... More Info