Mary Pilon previously worked as a reporter at The New York Times, covering sports, and at The Wall Street Journal, where she was part of the paper’s Money and Investing team. She has also worked at New York Magazine, USA Today and Gawker.com.Her work has been featured in The Best American Sportswriting and garnered awards from the New York Society of Professional Journalists, the Freedom Forum, the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, among others. She was part of the Journal's team that won Gerald Loeb and New York Press Club Awards in 2011 for covering the "Flash Crash" of 2010. She made the Forbes magazine's first-ever 30 Under 30 list for media. Polin, the author of The Monopolists, a book about the secret history of the board game Monopoly, is an honors graduate of New York University, where she double majored in politics and journalism. You can find her at marypilon.com or tweet @marypilon.
Today, the game Monopoly and its iconography remain symbols of wealth and excess. But it didn't start that way, explains Mary Pilon, author of a new book on the game.
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