Trouble Is the Banks Event, January 23

Please join n+1 and Occupy the Boardroom for one last reading and discussion of The Trouble Is the Banks: Letters to Wall Street. Editors, volunteers, and New York–area letter writers will read selections from the book, and an open-floor discussion will follow.

The Trouble Is the Banks Reading and Discussion
7 PM, Weds., January 23
St. Mark’s Bookshop

The Trouble Is the Banks, the latest small book from n+1, is composed of 150 letters from Americans to Wall Street executives. These letters were selected by a team of volunteers from more than 8,000 letters posted to the website Occupy the Boardroom in 2011. The book documents how Americans have been affected by the financial crisis–from dealing with the everyday frustrations of being a bank customer to losing homes and pensions. These letters are funny, heartbreaking, infuriating, and inspiring, and most importantly, unmediated. We think of this as a book by the people, for the people.

If you can’t make the event, we hope you’ll still consider purchasing the book and/or making a donation.

All profits from sales of the book go toward future printing and to charities and nonprofits working for economic justice, beginning with New York Communities for Change.

With any donation, we’ll gladly send a copy of the book to your favorite banker, politician, pundit, or family member.

We hope to see you there (and if you can, please RSVP on Facebook).