Join us on the third Monday of the month for compelling discussions about various nonfiction topics. August's book discussion will be on The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game
by Mary Pilon. Copies of the book will be available at the Adult Information Desk about four weeks in advance while supplies last. This title is also available on Hoopla
as an audiobook.
Book synopsis: The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by the Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins. A fascinating social history of corporate greed that illuminates the cutthroat nature of American business over the last century, The Monopolists reads like the best detective fiction, told through Monopoly's real-life winners and losers.