TMR 14.2: “How to Make Big Profits Overseas” [J R]

First time Gaddis reader Elizabeth DeMeo from Tin House joins Chad and Brian to talk about J R’s field trip to the New York Stock Exchange where his class buys a share of Diamond Cable stock. In addition to recapping this somewhat chaotic segment—just imagine twelve sixth graders loose in NYC—they talk about Gaddis’s style, what he had to say about the process of writing a book, the Rick Moody introduction to the Dalkey edition, ideas about what exactly makes this book “difficult,” and much more.

This week’s music is “Money, Money, Money” by ABBA.

If you’d prefer to watch the conversation, you can find it on YouTube along with all our past episodes. You can watch the next episode on Wednesday, December 30th where you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions, make comments, or correct inaccurate statements. Here’s where you can find the complete reading schedule.

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