Barbara Ehrenreich, who for more than fifty years dissected American culture in a series of perceptive books (many of them best sellers), died on 1 Sept. at age 81. She’s perhaps best known for Nickel and Dimed, an exercise in immersive reporting on the difficulty of earning a living from minimum-wage jobs. In Bright-Sided, she critiqued America’s feel-good pop psychology from the perspective of someone who’d just received a cancer diagnosis. Most recently, she published Had I Known, a collection of essays drawn from many of her books and magazine articles.
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