Long before Occupy Wall Street and other local groups such as Occupy LA were born, Nomi Prins has been rocking Wall Street’s world since the beginning of the Wall Street collapse.
As as a whistleblower turned novelist/political pundit, Senior Fellow at Demos and former Goldman Sachs and Bear Sterns insider, Nomi has written several books that blew the lid off of the crisis, naming names, offering details and generally upsetting the (Larry Summers, Tim Geithner, Ben Bernake and Henry Paulsen) apple cart that supported TARP, revealing a track back to the now world-wide, ripple effect we are still feeling today.
Jacked, Other People’s Money, and It Takes a Pillage brought to light the details that no one wanted to acknowledge or believe and has continued to inflame The Street, chapter after chapter, interview after interview. Supported by colleagues such as Matt Taibi (Rolling Stone Magazine), Nomi is also one of LA’s own and is back in town this Thursday evening, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Book Soup with a discussion and signing of her new book Black Tuesday.
It’s a fiction. This time around, Nomi Prins offers a historical novel that captures the “swirl” of New York City’s greed, power, romance and desperation on the cusp of the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 and Great Depression, eerily mirroring the present through its chief character, Leila Khan.
A vivacious, determined immigrant, struggling to find her purpose in a tumultuous America, Leila becomes a marked woman as she delves into the shadowy world of wealth and corruption. Black Tuesday, reveals a world of fraud, obsession and economic devastation in a turbulent era that shines a revealing, and disturbing, light on today’s world.
Black Tuesday had a recent successful launch in New York City. It’s been a great two months for Black Tuesday - tons of radio, online interviews, and TV, including on Brian Lehrer, NY-1, PBS Tavis Smiley, MSNBC, RtTV, Fox & CSPAN-BookTV at the NYC Strand Event (with Matt Taibbi & Rich Benjamin), which will air this Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
But most of all, Nomi is great presenter, an intimate host, storyteller and live encyclopedia on the subject, so you might not want to miss this one.
You can also watch the award winning video that Rocked the Bailout, LIVE MY LIFE, (one that Nomi was kind enough to support), which offered an irreverent parody about it, and for which she had this to say:
“In today’s world where, more than ever, the ongoing concentration of money and power in the hands of a self-selected few, relies on political and public apathy, Live My Life provides a much needed shot of timely, thought-provoking, musically forward, irreverence to the status quo.” ~ Nomi Prins