22 minutes | Oct 5, 2021

Author Margalit Fox on Her New Book and the Art of the Confidence Game

Best-selling author Margalit Fox joins Jon today to talk about her new book The Confidence Men, the incredible true-life prison-break tale of two British WWI officers who escaped from a Turkish jail. Even better, the officers pulled one over on their captors using a homemade Ouija board. Margo is a gifted storyteller, having worked on the New York Times' obituaries section as a senior writer for years, penning wonderfully engaging narratives, and making obituaries into mini-biographies that became viral must-reads. Here, Margo talks to Jon about The Confidence Men and what the business world can learn from this escape story, and how, at the Times, she became one the best living writers about death.
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