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How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain

by Alan Pell Crawford

Read by Peter Berkrot, with the recording produced by Tantor Media.

Alan Pell Crawford makes Mark Twain’s financial woes seem nearly as entertaining as the humorous writer’s fiction. A chronic squanderer, Twain was a pillar of lousy planning and miserable investments. Quotes from the man himself ground this narrative, and Peter Berkrot gives it a rollicking read.


Ryan Paul Winn is a columnist and media critic who’s rarely without an audiobook or his earbuds. When not writing or teaching in the Liberal Studies department at College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin, he can be found researching overlooked history in local and national archives.