Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth / Sarah Smarsh.
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||CD TALKING BOOK 921 SMA (Text)||33500012826582||Main||On holds shelf||-|
- ISBN: 9781508267409
- ISBN: 1508267405
- Physical Description: 8 audio discs (approximately 9.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, 
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|Summary, etc.:|| 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.
Sarah Smarsh has written about socioeconomic class, politics, and public policy for the Guardian, the New York Times, the Texas Observer, Pacific Standard, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and many other publications. A recent Joan Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a former professor of nonfiction writing, Smarsh is a frequent speaker on economic inequality and media narratives relating this topic. She lives in Kansas. Heartland is her first book.
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