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Barbara Ehrenreich
BARBARA EHRENREICH is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch. She lives in Virginia, USA. show more



BARBARA EHRENREICH is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch. She lives in Virginia, USA.

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Birth date: August 26, 1941
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 2 months ago
Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job equals a better life. But how can anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 to $7 an hour? To find ...
sarah
sarah rated it 2 years ago
WHOAH what did I just read? Ehrenreich experiences several dissociative episodes as a teenager, and concludes that maybe some of us are visited by non-corporeal beings in our minds who practice interspecies symbiosis"? Wow, I did not see that ending coming. But that's not even why I disliked this ...
XOX
XOX rated it 2 years ago
No. This is not happening. Barbara Ehrenreich hanged on with her one mystical experience and thought there is more to life than what we know in science? She has forgotten that our minds were easily trick into believing what is not there. I skimmed through this and it is the one disappointment ...
Remember When the Music
Remember When the Music rated it 3 years ago
When I picked Barbara Ehrenreich’s Bright-Sided up from the library, I was almost embarrassed to be seen with the book, even going so far as hiding the cover under those of the other books in my stack. The promotion of positivity is so pervasive in our society that I felt self-conscious checking out...
XOX
XOX rated it 3 years ago
How to live on so little? As a reporter, she did her research by working as a minimum wage worker. As expected, she couldn't afford a lot of things that she used to, because based on her undercover income, she really can't have nice things. But people still smoke. The constant luxury that both r...
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