His stories of small business people trying to survive the pandemic will break your heart-and fill you with joy.”

- JOE NOCERA, New York Times columnist


Rivlin recreates in real time the panic and heartbreak of small-business owners in the time of Covid…always with an unwavering novelist’s eye.”

- JOSHUA FERRIS author of A Calling for Charlie Barnes
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Gary Rivlin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter and the author of five books, including Katrina: After the Flood. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, GQ, and Wired, among other publications. He is a two-time Gerald Loeb Award winner and former reporter for the New York Times. He lives in New York with his wife, theater director Daisy Walker, and two sons.

Favorite Articles I’ve Written

The Tug of the New-Fangled Slot Machine

I go inside a slot machine factory for the New York Times Magazine. The diabolical brilliance of this modern-day marvel that generates the bulk of any casino’s profits.

The Madness of King George

George Gilder weighs the cost of his pie-eyed tech optimism.

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