The Snarling Citizen: Essays

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Macmillan, Jun 15, 2000 - Literary Collections - 245 pages

There are no pieties, liberal or conservative, in Ehrenreich's world. Fiercely funny and militantly uncompromising, The Snarling Citizen contains something to offend almost everyone, from Rush Limbaugh to Hillary Clinton, and something to delight everyone who believes humans are worth saving after all.

 

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Ehrenreich (The Worst Years of Our Lives, LJ 4/15/90) writes about everything from Anita Hill to the Zeitgeist in this collection of essays. She has a fresh, challenging perspective, whether she's ... Read full review

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A little dated, but a good reminder of how the nation's politics have been in decline for several decades. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Burt Loni and Our Way of Life
15
Cultural Baggage
21
The Wretched of the Hearth
29
The Economics of Cloning
38
Oh Those Family Values
45
Why Dont We Like the Human Body?
51
The Naked Truth about Fitness
59
The Blight of the Living Dead
133
The Triumph of Trash
139
Teach Diversitywith a Smile
145
Why the Religious Right Is Wrong
152
Why Do They Keep Coming?
160
Were Number One
166
Kicking the Big One
173
A White Secret
179

Sos Your Old Lady
65
Coming of Age
71
Women Would Have Known
79
Sorry Sisters This Is Not the Revolution
87
Making Sense ofla difference
97
IN THE REALM
105
Blood on the Temple Steps
113
Readers Block
119
Star Power
126
How Labors Love Was Lost
189
Honor to the Working Stiffs
197
The Warrior Culture
207
Gulf War II
221
Battlin Bills Initiation Rite
229
Clinton
235
Tale of a Whale
241
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Barbara Ehrenreich is the bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, Bright-sided, This Land Is Their Land, Dancing in the Streets and Blood Rites, among others. A frequent contributor to Harper's and The Nation, she has also been a columnist at The New York Times and Time magazine. She is the winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize for Current Interest and ALA Notable Books for Nonfiction. Ehrenreich was born in Butte, Montana, when it was still a bustling mining town. She studied physics at Reed College, and earned a Ph.D. in cell biology from Rockefeller University. Rather than going into laboratory work, she got involved in activism, and soon devoted herself to writing her innovative journalism. She lives and works in Florida.

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