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Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth

by Smarsh, Sarah (Author)

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During Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the '80s and '90s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, f... Full description

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Summary: During Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the '80s and '90s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, this is an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess.
Physical Description: ix, 290 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 1501133098
9781501133091
Author Notes: Sarah Smarsh is a journalist who has reported for The New York Times , The Guardian , and many other publications. Her first book, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth , was a finalist for the National Book Award. A 2018 research fellow at Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Smarsh is a frequent speaker and commentator on economic inequality. She lives in Kansas.
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