American Sucker

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photoThe world was transforming in the late 1990s, in exciting and unforeseeable ways. Those who believed in the limitless potential of technology and invested in it, got rich.

In his memoir, "American Sucker," New Yorker film critic David Denby chronicles his head-first dive into the stock market bubble, in a desperate wide-eyed attempt to get rich quick.

Click the "Listen" link to hear a conversation with David Denby about his grasp for glory, and his bruising fall back to earth.


David Denby, writer and film critic for the New Yorker Magazine. He is a former film critic for New York Magazine. His new memoir is titled "American Sucker."

This program aired on January 19, 2004.


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