Our friends at Seattle Public Library put together a reading list just for our production, with plenty of titles to feed your interest before and after the show.
To view a full annotated list and place holds on items visit
Seattle Public Library’s website.
by Alger, Cristina
Book - 2012
No sooner does ambitious lawyer Paul Ross sign on as counsel to his wealthy father-in-law’s investment firm than a huge scandal breaks, in this compelling debut novel by a former Goldman Sachs analyst.
True Measures of Money, Business, and Life
by Bogle, John C.
Book - 2009
Legendary mutual fund innovator Bogle offers a stirring and insightful meditation on how America’s financial sector has lost its mind and its heart, and how individual investors can take a saner and more balanced approach.
DVD - 2016
The rich banker, the senior citizen, the Senegalese football star, the Pakistani shop owner, the meter maid and the street artist all receive the same cryptic message: “We Want What You Have.” This award-winning BBC drama was adapted from John Lanchester’s novel of the same name.
by Dreiser, Theodore
Book - 1995
First published in 1912, this classic morality tale follows the rise and fall of ruthless and unscrupulous businessman Frank Cowperwood, whose story continues in The Titan.
Then We Came to the End
by Ferris, Joshua
Book - 2014
As layoffs thin the ranks at a foundering Chicago advertising agency, the survivors draw closer together, yet further apart. Ferris’s award-winning novel is a hilarious and poignant exploration of our working lives and selves.
The Rise of the New Global Super-rich and the Fall of Everyone Else
by Freeland, Chrystia
Book - 2012
A new class of wealth has emerged, and you don’t belong to it. Who are the super-affluent, and how did they get that way? Freeland investigates a surreal world beyond your wildest aspirations.
The Fall of Princes
by Goolrick, Robert
Book - 2015
After the hedonistic excesses of the 1980’s come crashing down around him, an arrogant commodities trader turned bookseller loses his fortune and rediscovers his conscience. A perceptive story of loss and redemption.
Inequality for All
DVD - 2014
In this award-winning documentary, economist and author Robert Reich examines how the income gap has reached historically unprecedented levels, and how this impacts the lives of middle-class Americans.
DVD - 2011
From rampant deregulation through the bubble to the crash and the bailout, this widely acclaimed documentary reveals the complex instruments and simple greed behind the 2008 financial crisis, and how its effects continue to be felt around the world.
All the Devils Are Here
The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis
by McLean, Bethany
Book - 2010
When the dust finally settled in 2008, almost all of us had lost money, and some of us lost much more. McLean offers an incisive and well-reasoned account of just what happened, and how both runaway greed and good intentions contributed to the collapse.
The Mark and the Void
by Murray, Paul
Book - 2015
A mischievous novelist casts a bland yet successful investment banker as his unlikely everyman, hoping to learn how crime pays better than fiction. Murray anatomizes the financial crisis in this hilarious meta-novel.
The Price of Inequality
by Stiglitz, Joseph E.
Book - 2012
Why are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? A Nobel Prize-winning economist lays out the adverse practices and fallacious thinking that leaves average consumers prey to rampant exploitation, and our society increasingly divided.
The Sociopath Next Door
The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us
by Stout, Martha
Book - 2005
Recent research suggests that up to 4% of the U.S. population lacks conscience or remorse. Is there a sociopath in your life? Harvard psychiatrist Stout suggests how to identify them, and protect yourself.
The Bonfire of the Vanities
by Wolfe, Tom
Book - 2008
WASPish investment banker Sherman McCoy takes a wrong turn and discovers how the other half lives, and how quickly reputations can die in this classic satire of the morally bankrupt moneyed classes.