Mark's Reviews > Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich

Richistan by Robert    Frank
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Sep 11, 07

Recommended for: People fascinated by wealth
Read in September, 2007

Robert Frank talks about his experiences with people of great wealth while researching material for his book Richistan about what he sees as a three-tiered class of wealthy elite that when comprised form a nation of wealth never before seen in modern times. Much to my surprise, the majority of wealthy elite he engaged with are highly unimpressed with themselves when it comes to the wealth they have scored or inherited. Some of them feel self-conscious about being rich and some even feel guilty and unworthy of great wealth. The wealthy "Richistanis" as Frank calls them to me seem more driven by the accomplishments of their peers than any personal goals they've set for themselves. There were many entertaining stories in this book and overall they were fun to read.
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