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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia with writer Mohsin Hamid

April 26, 2013

GUEST: MOHSIN HAMID

[REBROADCAST] Pakistan-based writer MOHSIN HAMID’s latest book is “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.” Written as a  self-help novel, with chapters like “Avoid Idealists” and “Befriend a Bureaucrat,” it  follows the life of a poor boy who leaves his rural village in an unnamed country and grows up to be a successful corporate tycoon.  Hamid’s previous novels “Moth Smoke” and “The Reluctant Fundamentalisthave been adapted for film.  He joined Marty in the studio to talk about this book, his other stories and life in Pakistan.

Update: The film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on Mohsin Hamid’s book of the same name, directed by Mira Nair and starring Liev Schrieber, Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland, opens today, Friday, 4/26, in L.A. and New York.

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