"Astonishing... Desmond has set a new standard for reporting on poverty."
--Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times Book Review "After reading Evicted, you'll realize you cannot have a serious conversation about poverty without talking about housing.... The book is that good, and it's that unignorable."
--Jennifer Senior, New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2016 "My God, what [Evicted] lays bare about American poverty. It is devastating and infuriating and a necessary read."
--Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist and Difficult Women "Written with the vividness of a novel, [Evicted] offers a dark mirror of middle-class America's obsession with real estate, laying bare the workings of the low end of the market, where evictions have become just another part of an often lucrative business model."
--Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times "In spare and penetrating prose... Desmond has made it impossible to consider poverty without grappling with the role of housing. This pick [as best book of 2016] was not close."
--Carlos Lozada, Washington Post "An essential piece of reportage about poverty and profit in urban America."
--Geoff Dyer, The Guardian's Best Holiday Reads 2016 "It doesn't happen every week (or every month, or even year), but every once in a while a book comes along that changes the national conversation... Evicted looks to be one of those books."
--Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review "Should be required reading in an election year, or any other."
--Entertainment Weekly "Powerful, monstrously effective... the power of this book abides in the indelible impression left by its stories."
--Jill Leovy, The American Scholar "Gripping and important...[Desmond's] portraits are vivid and unsettling.
--Jason DeParle, New York Review of Books "An exquisitely crafted, meticulously researched exploration of life on the margins, providing a voice to people who have been shamefully ignored--or, worse, demonized--by opinion makers over the course of decades."
--The Boston Globe "[An] impressive work of scholarship.... As Mr. Desmond points out, eviction has been neglected by urban sociologists, so his account fills a gap. His methodology is scrupulous."
--Wall Street Journal
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction Finalist
Winner of the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award
Winner of the 800-CEO-READ Book Award -- Current Events & Public Affairs
Winner of the American Bar Association's 2017 Silver Gavel Award
One of The Los Angeles Times' 10 Most Important Books of 2016
A New York Times Editors' Choice
One of Wall Street Journal's Hottest Spring Nonfiction Books
One of O: The Oprah Magazine's 10 Titles to Pick Up Now
One of Vulture's 8 Books You Need to Read This Month
One of BuzzFeed's 14 Most Buzzed About Books of 2016
One of The Guardian's Best Holiday Reads 2016show more