*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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Yes, read this a while back and agree. It's both very good and very entertaining.

This site also does a good job in marrying economics and fiction.

And you're always ready to pitch in with regards to that, Bill.

Awesome .... And just in time for my summer vacation

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I lol'ed

Looked up the book on Amazon and found this in the comments section http://www.amazon.com/review/R2GNPYKBTF2XT2/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B008ON449S&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

I know a lot of fiction writers who would kill to have someone take their book as seriously as this Amazon reviewer does.

I liked How to Get Filthy, but I liked Moshin Hamid's previous book, Reluctant Fundamentalist even better.

I read sample and liked it. But as penny-pincher I have not bought for my Kindle; thanks to TCowen, now I will buy and read. Tell your friends at Amazon.com.

I worried that telling the whole story in the second-person ("you are walking...") would feel gimmicky after a while, but it didn't for me -- I gulped the book down in a few evenings.

Got it from the local library and loved it. Thank You for the recommendation

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