A poor young boy from an impoverished village comes to a sprawling, wild, sometimes violent city, where he makes and loses a fortune.
This is the tale of “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,” set in an unnamed country very much like Pakistan, told in the form of a self-help book. Author Mohsin Hamid grew up and still lives in Lahore, Pakistan.
Jeffrey Brown talks with Hamid on the NewsHour Friday. We’ll post the full conversation after the broadcast.
For now, you can watch their extended interview on Hamid’s cross-cultural upbringing and education, and the importance of building fantasy worlds as a child.
Watch Mohsin Hamid read an excerpt from “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia”: