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About the Author
GREGG EASTERBROOK is the author of a number of books, including The Progress Paradox, Tuesday Morning Quarterback, The Here and Now, and Sonic Boom. He is a contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and The Washington Monthly, and a columnist for ESPN.com. He has been a distinguished fellow of the Fulbright Foundation, a visiting fellow of the Brookings Institution, a bartender, a bus driver and a used-car salesman.
"This is the first great novel of the Great Recession." --Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group"A new kind of 'non-fiction novel' that brilliantly personifies the challenges of this moment in our national life." --Jonathan Alter, New York Times bestselling author of The Promise "With a conversational tone and ironic humor, Easterbrook, who also writes nonfiction books about the economy, weaves a cautionary essay between the lines of this topical tale of love and sacrifice that will have readers nodding their heads in recognition." --Booklist "A pleasure to read and a welcome counter to the pessimism that surrounds us." --The Wall Street Journal on Sonic Boom "Sonic Boom is the business book you must read." --Eric Schmidt, Chairman/CEO of Google Inc. "Better than any other, this book explains why the future of our world is still a globalized future, one in which the increasing speed of change will directly affect us all. If you read Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat, you must read Sonic Boom, because this book is the next step." --Tyler Cowen, Holbert C. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and co-founder, Marginalrevolution.com "Sonic Boom is the thinking person's Future Shock." --Carl Schramm, President, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation "I strongly recommend this book to everyone who wants deep insights into the future without either excessive optimism or pessimism." --Gary Becker, University of Chicago economist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and Presidential Medal of Freedom, on Sonic Boom "Moving." --The New York Times Book Review on The Here and Now "Exceptionally moving." --The Los Angeles Times on The Here and Now "Thought provoking... The novel's moral message might seem heavy-handed if its observations didn't ring so true." --Wall Street Journal on The Here and Now "Well, what a sermon! But that's what Easterbrook has written, a thought-provoking sermon [which] deserves an evangelical 'enthusiastic', tent-meeting review." --Carolyn See on The Here and Now, Washington Post "[Easterbrook's] engagement with social and spiritual causes comes through clearly in this satisfying tale of disillusionment and redemption." --San Francisco Chronicle on The Here and Now