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- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99
Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 15.99
A sharp-witted knockdown of America?s love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism Americans are a ?positive? people?cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity. In this... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 15.99
The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for America?s ailing middle class what she did for the working poor Barbara Ehrenreich?s Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 15.99
America in the ?aughts?hilariously skewered, brilliantly dissected, and darkly diagnosed by the bestselling social critic hailed as ?the soul mate?* of Jonathan Swift Barbara Ehrenreich?s first book of satirical commentary, The Worst Years of Our Lives , about the Reagan era, was received with bestselling acclaim. The one problem was the title:... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 17.99
From the bestselling social commentator and cultural historian, a fascinating exploration of one of humanity's oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy In the acclaimed Blood Rites , Barbara Ehrenreich delved into the origins of our species' attraction to war. Here, she explores the opposite impulse, one that has been so effectively... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99
In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny-or as she later learned to call them, "mystical"-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the... more...
- Granta Publications 2014; Not Available
As a teenager Barbara Ehrenreich was an atheist and a rationalist, determined to understand the meaning of life. During this time she would regularly have minor experiences of dissociation, of seeing the world in a strange light. Then when she was 17, while on a skiing trip, she had an overwhelming, cataclysmic 'mystical' experience, far more rapturous... more...