*How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel*

For a while I resisted reading this novel because I assumed it was a clever title followed by pedestrian content.  But it is actually an engaging book centered around the topic of…how to get filthy rich in rising Asia.  It is also a nice parody of self-help books.  I never considered putting it down.

Furthermore it is a landmark in the integration of economics and fiction, in this case development economics.  It’s more individual-centric than the “economics novels” of Russ Roberts.  You can think of this as a fictional economics biography with the quality of a book you would wish to read for its own sake.

The author is Mohsin Hamid and you can order the book here.


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