Looking for a new book? I just finished this. It's great. I heard the author being interviewed on NPR. He also wrote a book called The Reluctant Fundamentalist which is being made into a movie. How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia describes the life of a boy growing up in an unnamed Asian city (most likely somewhere in Pakistan). It is written in the style of a self help book and has 12 chapters. It's clever without being cute and describes the boy getting out of his home town by the skin of his teeth and making it big in a big city far away. It is filled with romance and danger and beautiful writing. It grabs you and pulls you in right away. Wonderful story start to finish.
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