Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits (2014)
Every year, thousands of eager college graduates flock to Wall Street to become entry-level bankers. I shadowed eight new bank recruits after the crash of 2008, and got an unprecedented (and unauthorized) glimpse of the financial world's initiation process.
Young Money was a New York Times / WSJ bestseller, NYT Editor's Pick, Amazon book of the month, and an MSNBC "Morning Joe" book club pick, and has been translated into multiple languages.
The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University (2009)
As a sophomore in college, I transferred from Brown University (maybe America's most secular college) to Liberty University, Jerry Falwell's right-wing "Bible Boot Camp" for young evangelical Christians.
I spent a semester undercover as a Liberty student, taking classes in creationism, singing in a mega-church choir, and learning some unexpected lessons about faith, tolerance, and compassion. The Unlikely Disciple is the story of my journey.