Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Edition: First edition.
Description: xii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Examines the American obsession with self-reliance and how it has led to inequality, self-blame, and shifted the responsibility for survival onto the backs of ordinary people.
Contents: Preface: Forget self-reliance -- Part I: Creators of the American Dream. The backstory ; Where's Walden? ; Little house of propaganda ; The Horatio Alger lie -- Part II: Brokers of the American Drea. Rich fictions ; The self-made voter ; Zen incorporated -- Part III: Burdens of the American Dream. Go fund yourself ; Mothers' revolution ; The con side of the hustle -- Part IV: Toward a new American Dream. Class traitors ; The feeling is mutual aid ; Boss workers ; Inequality therapy ; Volunteering ourselves ; Unmaking the self-made myth -- Epilogue: My independence day.
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