Sasha Abramsky

Author of "The American Way of Poverty"

Sasha Abramsky is a senior fellow at the New York City-based think tank Demos. He is the author of several books, including The American Way of Poverty,(Nation Books, 2013) The House of Twenty Thousand Books, (New York Review Books, 2015) American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment (Beacon Press, 2007) and Breadline USA: The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger and How to Fix It (PoliPoint Press, 2009). His newest book, Inside Obama's Brain, was published by Penguin Portfolio in December 2009.

Abramsky’s writings have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, the Nation, the New Yorker online, the American Prospect, Mother Jones, the New Statesman, and many other magazines. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian newspaper’s Comments is Free website. Abramsky has appeared on many national radio and television shows and lectures regularly on politics, and on the criminal justice system in America. He lives in Sacramento, California, with his wife and two children. For more you can check out