Pre- “Occupy” Wall Street Insider Nomi Prins Discusses “Black Tuesday” at Book Soup, Dec. 8, 2011

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.

JackedOther 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 get a glimpse of Nomi by visiting a recent interview: The Crash of 1929 Was Just A Prelude.  Or visit her website:

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

3 responses to “Pre- “Occupy” Wall Street Insider Nomi Prins Discusses “Black Tuesday” at Book Soup, Dec. 8, 2011

  1. I will definitely be reviewing BLACK TUESDAY for our book blog. It sounds right up the alley of a site so enamored with Taibbi’s GRIFTOPIA (our review of which can be found here:
    And sometimes, fiction digs into the consciousness of a reader more than a nonfiction account of what went wrong ever could.


    • Yes, definitely the Griftopia crowd. Last year we attended the reading at Largo LA where Nomi hosted a discussion of the the book along with Matt. They were joined by songwriter Michael Penn (and Sean Penn) among others. Interesting night. Live My Life was also showcased there. “There is no conspiracy. It’s right in front of your face.” ~ words from Matt Taibi about the crisis.


  2. There was no Occupy Wall Street before we had a black president. Because it exists now (and is mostly white) I can only conclude that it is composed of a bunch of racists.


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