Alissa Quart | Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America with Ron Lieber
Where: Books Are Magic
225 Smith St.
718-246-2665 Price: Free
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Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, examines the lives of many middle-class Americans who can now barely afford to raise children. Through gripping firsthand storytelling, Quart shows how our country has failed its families. Her subjects—from professors to lawyers to caregivers to nurses—have been wrung out by a system that doesn’t support them, and enriches only a tiny elite.
Squeezed is an eye-opening page-turner. Powerfully argued, deeply reported, and ultimately hopeful, it casts a bright, clarifying light on families struggling to thrive in an economy that holds too few options. It will make readers think differently about their lives and those of their neighbors.
Alissa Quart is the author of four non-fiction books. She also writes the Outclassed column for The Guardian. Alissa is the Executive Editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a non-profit devoted to commissioning, editing and placing reportage about inequality. She lives with her husband, her young daughter, and their hamster.
Ron Lieber is the Your Money columnist for The New York Times and the author of “The Opposite of Spoiled,” his guide to teaching kids about money and values. His column is about anything and everything that hits you in the wallet, from investing to paying for college to mortgages and homes.
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