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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mohsin Hamid talks about his new novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. It’s a tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, and it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over “rising Asia.” It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water.

Guests:

Mohsin Hamid

Comments [2]

Amy from Manhattan

It sounds as if that 2nd-person character is male, so there are limits to this "universality."

Mar. 17 2014 01:56 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

You can read the original "Self Help; with illustrations of Conduct and Perseverance" by Samuel Smiles, 1859, and get the Kindle edition on Amazon for FREE! If you want to help yourself, get the original Victorian classic for free.

Mar. 17 2014 01:47 PM

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