VIRTUAL: Josh Mitchell at the Hudson Library [8/18]

The Hudson Library will be hosting Josh Mitchell on August 18th at 7pm. Mitchell will be discussing his new book The Debt Trap.

*Note: this is a virtual event and you need to register to join. If you'd like to register, please click here.


Ever since 1982, the student loan industry that Sallie Moe and Congress created has blown up into a crisis that has submerged a generation of Americans into $1.5 trillion in student debt. Mitchell tells the untold story of the scandals, scams, predatory actors, and government malpractice that have created the behemoth that one of its original architects called a “monster.” 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
96 Library St.
Hudson, OH 44236
The Debt Trap: How Student Loans Became a National Catastrophe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501199448
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click for Details
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2021

“A devastating account...The story he tells is so infuriating that it could induce apoplexy in a Zen monk.” The Wall Street Journal

From acclaimed Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell, the dramatic, untold story of student debt in America.

In 1982, a new executive at Sallie Mae took home the company’s financial