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

Smarsh, Sarah, author, narrator. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 921 SMA (Text) 33500012826582 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 921 SMA (Text) 33500012826574 Main Available -

Record details

  • 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, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from label.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by the author.
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.
Author Notes

Sarah Smarsh has written about socioeconomic class, politics, and public policy for the Guardian, the New York Times, the Texas ObserverPacific 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.

Subject: Smarsh, Sarah.
Smarsh, Sarah > Family.
Working poor > Kansas > 20th century > Biography.
Kansas > Economic conditions.
Kansas > Social conditions.
Economic history.
Families.
Social conditions.
Working poor.
Kansas.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Autobiographies.
Audiobooks.
Biography.
Audiobooks.

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