New York Times columnist to discuss her book ‘Reckless Endangerment’ |

New York Times columnist to discuss her book ‘Reckless Endangerment’

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. – Squaw Valley Institute will bring Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Gretchen Morgenson to the Resort at Squaw Creek on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Named by weekly magazine The Nation as “The most important financial journalist of her generation,” Morgenson will discuss insights regarding the recent financial crisis gathered from her book, “Reckless Endangerment, How Outsized Ambition, Greed and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon.”

A no-host reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with a book signing following the hour-and-a-half lecture. “Reckless Endangerment” is a Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 and one of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year.

According to a New York Times book review by former labor secretary Robert Reich, “Reckless Endangerment” authors Gretchen Morgenson and housing finance expert Joshua Rosner concentrate on specific individuals who played key roles in the financial system meltdown and “deftly trace the beginnings of the collapse to the mid-1990s, when the Clinton administration called for a partnership between the private sector and Fannie and Freddie to encourage home buying.”

Tickets available online or at the door. Cost is $25 for members and students with an ID, $35 for general public. For advance ticket purchase and information visit

Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting programs having artistic, cultural and educational values. The Institute presents high caliber but affordable monthly lectures, performances, forums, exhibitions and classes in the unique mountain environment of Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding communities, bringing together visitors, residents and friends in the truest sense of community.

Next up on the calendar is Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton on Dec. 22 at Olympic Village Lodge.

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