Books Joel Kotkin Books by Joel Kotkin Joel Kotkin has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Joel Kotkin Author Interviews Imagining 'The Next Hundred Million' Americans February 8, 2010 The U.S. population is expected to reach 400 million by mid-century. In his book, The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050, Joel Kotkin argues that future will be green, diverse and suburban. Kotkin explains how the nation's changing demographics will transform American life and communities. Imagining 'The Next Hundred Million' Americans Listen · 30:19 30:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/123497650/123497639" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Graham Letorney/NPR What We're Reading What We're Reading, Feb. 2 - 8, 2010 February 2, 2010 Things fall apart in Louise Erdrich's Shadow Tag. A woman's gift to science yields medical miracles — and outrage — in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. What will America be like with one-third more people? A strangely optimistic answer in The Next Hundred Million. And a teenager traces down a tragic family mystery in The Girl Who Fell from the Sky.