"The most inspiring call I’ve seen for an American-led energy, environmental and conservation revolution is Hot, Flat, and Crowded, the best-seller by Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner."—Jack Z. Smith, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"In his new book Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Friedman provides a fresh outlook on the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy. The book proposes an ambitious national strategy to save the planet from overhearing and to make America healthier, richer, more innovative, more productive and more secure."—Atlanta Business Chronicle "The writer Thomas Friedman paints a convincing picture of what needs to be done in his current nonfiction bestseller, Hot, Flat, and Crowded. He describes an increasingly crowded planet with a global economy and a severe problem of global warming."—The Daily Journal (Vineland, NJ)
Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist—the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of five bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat. He was born in Minneapolis in 1953, and grew up in the middle-class Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1975 with a degree in Mediterranean studies, attended St. Antony's College, Oxford, on a Marshall Scholarship, and received an M.Phil. degree in modern Middle East studies from Oxford. After three years with United Press International, he joined The New York Times, where he has worked ever since as a reporter, correspondent, bureau chief, and columnist. At the Times, he has won three Pulitzer Prizes: in 1983 for international reporting (from Lebanon), in 1988 for international reporting (from Israel), and in 2002 for his columns after the September 11th attacks. Friedman’s first book, From Beirut to Jerusalem, won the National Book Award in 1989. His second book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, won the Overseas Press Club Award for best book on foreign policy in 2000. In 2002 FSG published a collection of his Pulitzer Prize-winning columns, along with a diary he kept after 9/11, as Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11. His fourth book, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century became a #1 New York Times bestseller and received the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in November 2005. A revised and expanded edition was published in hardcover in 2006 and in 2007. The World Is Flat has sold more than 4 million copies in thirty-seven languages. In 2008 he brought out Hot, Flat, and Crowded, which was published in a revised edition a year later. His sixth book, That Used to Be Us: How American Fell Behind in the World We Invented and How We Can Come Back, co-written with Michael Mandelbaum, will be published in September 2011. Thomas L. Friedman lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.
The author of THE WORLD IS FLAT returns with a new, essential book: HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED: WHY WE NEED A GREEN REVOLUTION--AND HOW IT CAN RENEW AMERICA. Friedman explains how by embracing green technology and clean energy, America can regain its world stature and lead the next big industry.
New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman spoke to Harry Smith about President Obama's arrival in Copenhagen for the U.N. climate conference and the "earth race."
New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman interviewed on The Rachel Maddow Show.
Katie Couric talks with "Hot, Flat and Crowded" author, and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman about President Obama's war plan in Afghanistan, and the difference between the war on terror, and the war on terrorism.
We caught up with author Tom Friedman (Hot, Flat, and Crowded; The World is Flat; Longitudes and Attitudes) recently in a recording studio in D.C. and asked him some of the questions that are on a lot of people's minds these day. Here he speaks to the new developments in both green technology and green policy, how the economic crisis is affecting the green revolution and how he manages to remain an optimist in these troubled times.