Golden Gates by Conor Dougherty audiobook

Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America

By Conor Dougherty
Read by Conor Dougherty

Penguin Audio 9780525560210
8.26 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780593165317

Shortlisted for The New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism • A Time 100 Must-Read Book of 2020  • A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice  • Named a top 30 must-read Book of 2020 by the New York Post  • Named one of the 10 Best Business Books of 2020 by Fortune  • Named A Must-Read Book of 2020 by Apartment Therapy  • Runner-Up General Nonfiction: San Francisco Book Festival  • A Planetizen Top Urban Planning Book of 2020 • Shortlisted for the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice “Tells the story of housing in all its complexity.” —NPR Spacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity. Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an economy gone wrong. Nowhere is this more visible than in the San Francisco Bay Area, where fleets of private buses ferry software engineers past the tarp-and-plywood shanties of the homeless. The adage that California is a glimpse of the nation’s future has become a cautionary tale. With propulsive storytelling and ground-level reporting, New York Times journalist Conor Dougherty chronicles America’s housing crisis from its West Coast epicenter, peeling back the decades of history and economic forces that brought us here and taking readers inside the activist movements that have risen in tandem with housing costs. 

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice

A Time Magazine Best Books of the Year

A Fortune Magazine Pick of Best Business Books of 2020

A New York Post Pick of Top 30 Books of 2020

New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

Shortlisted for The New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism • A Time 100 Must-Read Book of 2020  • A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice  • Named a top 30 must-read Book of 2020 by the New York Post  • Named one of the 10 Best Business Books of 2020 by Fortune  • Named A Must-Read Book of 2020 by Apartment Therapy  • Runner-Up General Nonfiction: San Francisco Book Festival  • A Planetizen Top Urban Planning Book of 2020 • Shortlisted for the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice “Tells the story of housing in all its complexity.” —NPR Spacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity. Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an economy gone wrong. Nowhere is this more visible than in the San Francisco Bay Area, where fleets of private buses ferry software engineers past the tarp-and-plywood shanties of the homeless. The adage that California is a glimpse of the nation’s future has become a cautionary tale. With propulsive storytelling and ground-level reporting, New York Times journalist Conor Dougherty chronicles America’s housing crisis from its West Coast epicenter, peeling back the decades of history and economic forces that brought us here and taking readers inside the activist movements that have risen in tandem with housing costs. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A stunning, well-researched look at different aspects of the Bay Area housing crisis.” New York Post
“Through zippy prose and deep reporting, Dougherty…explains why housing has become unaffordable and how we can solve the problem—that is, if we want to.” Esquire
“Sweeping… a subtle appeal against tribalism.” New Yorker
“[A] striking book about the history and politics of the dire housing shortage in San Francisco. [Dougherty] nimbly, and with significant humanity, covers a lot of ground.” Time

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Author

Author Bio: Conor Dougherty

Author Bio: Conor Dougherty

Conor Dougherty is an author and an economics reporter at the New York Times. He previously spent a decade in New York covering housing and the economy for the Wall Street Journal. His “Cramped and Costly” series, which examined the lack of affordable housing in American cities, won the New York Society of Professional Journalists’ Award for Beat Reporting. His pieces on housing are frequently among the Times’ most emailed. He lives in his hometown of San Francisco.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 8.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English