In the 1990s I travelled around 48 of the states in the United States and was astounded by the level of anger I found among ordinary middle income Americans. I wrote a book, published by Penguin in 1998, about my experiences called THE UNITED STATES OF ANGER. The themes of that book explain why Donald Trump is to be the next President of the United States. I thought that sections of the book would appeal to readers today, and so I have begun to place some of the text in the BOOKS section of my website.
Gavin Esler is an award winning television and radio broadcaster, novelist and journalist. He is the author of five novels and two non-fiction books, The United States of Anger, and most recently Lessons from the Top. Over the past two decades Gavin Esler has interviewed numerous world leaders and reported from countries all over the world, earning him awards for his journalism. He is currently Chancellor of the University of Kent. Esler's full biography can be found on his biography page.
Gavin Esler's latest book is Lessons from the Top. Introducing the questions every leader must answer - and the elements that the best stories must contain - Esler explains how creating a leadership story can promote success at all levels, whether running for the United States presidency, or applying for a place at university. In the following video Esler talks about Lessons from the Top.
The United States of Anger: The People and the American Dream
Our IN CONVERSATION at the University of Kent with Louis de Bernieres was an evening of great wit and insight. It began with Louis describing how he had been at school for a time in Kent, a school in the county of Charles Dickens which sounded as if it could have come from a Dickens novel. As Louis put it, the head teacher was a paedophile and the deputy head was a sadist. Louis said he prefered the paedophile. "At least he liked us." I'll put the video of our hour long (and often very funny) conversation up on the website when it becomes available.