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Triumph of the Yuppies: America, the Eighties, and the Creation of an Unequal Nation

As the products, people and catchphrases pile up, Triumph of the Yuppies can feel, for better and worse, like a lost verse of Billy Joel’s boomer anthem We Didn’t Start the Fire ... Thankfully, there are some through lines.
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McGrath neatly integrates his comprehensive research with brief, magazine-style profiles ... Those who lived through the time will find themselves nodding (and perhaps smiling) in recognition at McGrath's concise evocations of shared cultural touchstones.
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McGrath cogently explains the economic and political environment that America was facing during this time ... Insightful and immensely entertaining.
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