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It's amazing how much things haven't changed since the '90s. I stumbled on this hidden gem when I was browsing in the library. It's a book of essays compiled from contributions she made primarily to Time, The Guardian, and The Nation. I didn't know when I found this that she'd been writing short opinion pieces during that decade. I've always been a fan of her non-fiction ("Nickel & Dimed"being one of them) so suspected I would like her essays. The title alone was enticing! The book didn't disapp...
I don't wish to repeat myself by saying the same things that I did for the last Barbara Ehrenreich collection of essays The Worst Years of Our Lives: Irreverent Notes from a Decade of Greed, but the general feelings are the same. The only difference is the decade: this book is about the 1990's where The Worst Years is from the 1980's. The absence of a significant straw man in the 1990's (she doesn't focus on Gingrich, which surprised me) affects this book negatively on the entertainment scale. T...
A collection of essays from the 90s. Very entertaining. Amazing how much hasn't changed. At all.
The whole book is a delight, but the reprinting of "Who's on Main Street?" makes this collection more relevant than ever.
Barbara is an absolute savage, I love her so much
Very dated and borderline tedious. One good quote, though: “We have no national healthcare, no network of government-financed child-care centers, no federal guarantees of higher education… (1992)”
Dated by now.
This book is a collection of short editorials written in the early 90's by Ehrenreich, making the material both shallow and dated. Still, she is a brilliant author and I enjoyed each of the pages.
Not bad for a collection of essays. I like Ehrenreich's style, but the quality of the essays are hit or miss.
Do you get the idea I like this author?