Rich Cohen

Rich Cohen
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New York Times bestselling author Rich Cohen is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone and the author of seven books, including Israel Is Real, Tough Jews and the widely acclaimed memoir Sweet and Low. His work has appeared in The New YorkerHarper's Magazine and Best American Essays.  He lives in Connecticut with his wife, three sons and dog.


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Tenement Talks: Rich Cohen

Nicholas Lemann in converation with Rich Cohen at the Tenement Museum.

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Morning Joe: How a Russian immigrant became the King of Bananas.

Rich Cohen on the Banana King and the American Dream.

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Author Rich Cohen on The Interview Show with Mark Bazer.

"Here's what I'm sure about: You've never thought about reading a book about the banana business and/or Sam Zemurray, the guy perhaps most responsible building it. Here's what I'm also sure about: You absolutely should read "The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King," by Rich Cohen." --Mark Bazer

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Rich Cohen on Pop Culture

Rich Cohen, contributing editor at both Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, talks about why celebrities matter.

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Running at the Deacon

On why you have to take writing head-on.

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Rich Cohen's Desert Island Picks

The author's favorite books of all time.

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Reading at Google

The author reads at Google NYC on June 20th, 2007.

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America's Gone Bananas: Here's How It Happened

Today, bananas are cheap and ubiquitous in the U.S., but that wasn't always the case. In his new book, The Fish That Ate the Whale, Rich Cohen explains how Sam Zemurray, a young Jewish immigrant, became a major player in the American banana business. Scott Simon interviews Rich Cohen on Weekend Edition.

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The Life and Times of America's Banana King

Rich Cohen tells Leonard Lopate the story of Samuel Zemurray, who arrived in America in 1891, penniless, and became one of the richest, most powerful men in the world. The Fish that Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King unveils Zemurray as a hidden kingmaker and capitalist revolutionary, connected to the birth of modern American diplomacy, public relations, business, and war.

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Sweet and Low by Rich Cohen--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from and hear Rich Cohen read from his book Sweet and Low, the bittersweet, hilarious story of Ben Eisenstadt, who invented sugar packets and Sweet'N Low, and amassed the great fortune that would later destroy his family. It is a story of immigrants, Jewish gangsters, and Brooklyn; of sugar, saccharine, obesity, and diet crazes; of jealousy, betrayal, and ambition.

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Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football

Rich Cohen
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The gripping account of a once-in-a-lifetime football team and their lone championship season For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the 1985 Chicago...


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Alex and the Amazing Time Machine

Rich Cohen; illustrated by Kelly Murphy
Square Fish

Alex Trumble is a pretty ordinary kid—except for the fact that his IQ borders on genius, and he loves to read books on vortexes and time travel. But when two...


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The Fish That Ate the Whale

Rich Cohen
Picador

Named a Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and The Times-Picayune The fascinating untold tale of Samuel Zemurray, the self-made banana...


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Israel Is Real

Rich Cohen
Picador

Praised everywhere from The New York Times to The Jerusalem Post, Cohen returns with an irreverent, erudite, and wildly entertaining history of Zion through...


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Sweet and Low

Rich Cohen
Picador

Sweet and Low is the bittersweet, hilarious story of Ben Eisenstadt, who invented sugar packets and Sweet'N Low, and amassed the great fortune that would later...


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