Brian R. Alexander
Some Select Media Appearances


Fairfield County District Library
Lancaster, Ohio | Tuesday February 14, 2017, 6 P.M.

“Glass House: An Evening with Author Brian Alexander”
Ohio State University, Columbus | Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6 P.M.

Q and A with Brian Alexander at the Cherry Street Pub
Lancaster, Ohio | Monday, February 20, 2017, 3 P.M.

Lancaster, Ohio Rotary Meeting
Lancaster Country Club | Monday, February 20, 2017, Noon

“In Conversation with Cincinnati Magazine”
Mercantile Library, Cincinnati, Ohio | February 21, 2017, 6 P.M.

Illume Speaker Series
University of San Diego | Monday, February 27, 2017, 5 P.M.

West Grove Collective Books
San Diego | Friday, March 10, 2017, 6-7 P.M.


New Ways Cyclists Could be Doping
Southern California Public Radio | July 8, 2013

Lance Armstrong Confesses to Doping
CNN Newsroom | January 15, 2013

NPR Radio Interview
Midday with Dan Rodricks | September 25, 2012

A conversation about human cloning
Charlie Rose | February 14, 2001

Cheating: Who's doing it and why?
TODAY | April 16, 2007

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Who's Responsible for Birth Control?
NPR | May 26, 2009

Stem Cells: Science, Ethics and Politics at the Crossroads
The Science Network

Cleaning up sports, but at what price?
Minnesota Public Radio | February 12, 2012

The Infinite Mind


The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town

Kevin O’Kelley, Christian Science Monitor

“If you want to understand the despair that grips so much of this country, and the love of place that gives so many the strength to keep going, “Glass House” is a place to start.”


Roger Lowenstein, The Wall Street Journal

“A devastating portrait.”


Laura Miller,

"Glass House reads like an odd—and oddly satisfying—fusion of George Packer’s The Unwinding and one of Michael Lewis’ real-life financial thrillers." Read more...

Justin Fox,

"[M]ore than another elegy for good times in Middle America." Read more...

"Lancaster native Brian Alexander chronicles the rise and fall of his hometown in his new book, Glass House. "People are genuinely struggling," he tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies. "The economy of the town is struggling, not because there's high unemployment, [but] because the employment that there is all minimum wage, or even lower than minimum wage." Read more...

Len Boselovic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"For those still trying to fathom why the land of the free and the home of the brave opted for a crass, vituperative huckster with an unwavering fondness for alternative facts instead of the flawed oligarch Democrats served up, Brian Alexander has a story for you." Read more...

Chelsea Hassler, Newsweek

"Alexander goes deep into the heart of what ails us and takes no prisoners." Read more...

"Alexander deftly shows how Lancaster represents the collapse of the American dream in microcosm. The other Ohio. The other America. No New Deal awaits them. Their predicament is not covered on the evening news. But they have Trump." Read more...

Publishers Weekly

"A particularly timely read for our tumultuous and divisive era."

The Week

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Kirkus Starred Review

"A devastating and illuminating book that shows how a city and a country got where they are and how difficult it can be to reverse course." Read more...