Things Are Never So Bad That They Can't Get Worse

William Neuman

Things Are Never So Bad That They Can't Get Worse


A nuanced and deeply-reported account of the collapse of Venezuela, and what it could mean for the rest of the world.

“The author delivers the best kind of journalism, combining powerful facts and pointed observation, as he moves from one alarming event to the next, bringing into the spotlight countless Venezuelans who have little hope for the future. A heartbreaking yet authoritative, necessary look at a ruined nation.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Through lyrical prose, in-depth interviews, and lucid discussions of political and economic matters, Neuman makes the scale of Venezuela’s tragedy clear. Readers will be riveted and appalled.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

A timely, heartbreaking story of ruinous mismanagement, economic implosion and political cynicism.”
—Bill Keller, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, founding editor in chief of The Marshall Project

“Neuman’s beautifully written, incisive, and often heart-rending account must be required reading.”
—Mary Jo McConahay, author of The Tango War

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