Kurt Andersen is the author of True Believers and the critically acclaimed bestsellers Heyday and Turn of the Century, as well as Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America. He is also host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Studio 360, editor-at-large for Random House, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and writes for film, television and the stage.

The nation’s economic future is not as dire as it seems, Kurt Andersen argues in Reset. The country has been here before—and will survive again.

A Vietnam vet with a wicked sense of humor till the day he died of cancer last December, my friend Bob Nylen wrote a memoir, just published posthumously, that will blow your mind.