VIRTUAL: Gary Rivlin at the Hudson Library [11/16]
The Hudson Library will be hosting Gary Rivlin on November 16th at 7pm. Rivlin will be discussing his book Saving Main Street: Small Business in the Time of COVID-19.
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In Saving Main Street, Rivlin examines the ecosystem of small businesses and family-run shops; and how government policies, consumer trends, and big-box dominators have provided numerous pressure points since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rivlin follows a group of small business owners from the first days of the pandemic through the 18-month marker to follow the chaos, personal risks, financial risks and contradictory government guidelines that made operating their businesses that much harder. Publisher’s Weekly calls Saving Main Street “full of insight and shrewd reporting.”
Gary Rivlin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter and the author of nine books, including Katrina: After the Flood. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune, GQ, and Wired, among other publications. He is a two-time Gerald Loeb Award winner and former reporter for The New York Times.
A veteran journalist follows an inspiring ensemble cast of small business owners fighting to keep their businesses alive through Covid-19, while exploring the sweeping trends and government policies that had brought small businesses to the breaking point long before the coronavirus hit.