Search Results: "Barbara Ehrenreich"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2008

"Provocative, angry and funny, often at the same time—just don't try to read it all in one sitting."
A collection of fierce polemics on the sorry state of American society from social critic, essayist and journalist Ehrenreich (Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIPPER'S GAME by Barbara Ehrenreich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"Complex and convincingly bleak, but more a novel of social and philosophical ideas than a technothriller—and generally lacking the sharp dramatic edge that would appeal to a wider audience."
Strikingly somber first novel from essayist/social-commentator Ehrenreich (The Worst Years of Our Lives, 1990, etc.), who makes full use of her Ph.D. in biology to create an America on the edge of environmental ruin and anarchy—where doomsday prophets and powerful corporate entities vie for control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2007

"A serious look at communal celebrations, well documented and presented with assurance and flair."
In what may be seen as a companion piece to her Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War (1997), social commentator Ehrenreich takes a long view of the human impulse to "seek ecstatic merger with the group," an act that takes the form of dancing, feasting and artistic embellishment of the face and body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Another unsettling message about an ugly America from a trustworthy herald. Read it and weep—especially if you're a job-seeker."
The middle class, writes Ehrenreich, is losing ground as steadily as the poor—and it has even more parasites feasting on its wounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2001

"Sharp, empathetic, astute, Ehrenreich speaks loudly and eloquently for a group of workers who are often too tired and too manipulated to speak for themselves."
With wit and anger, a celebrated social commentator paints a brutal portrait of the world of low-wage work during the 1990s, when "welfare as we know it" was about to end and America was at the crest of its biggest economic wave in history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 1997

"Her ideas likely will be challenged by those whose theories she seeks to discredit. (First printing of 30,000; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
An iconoclastic study in which social commentator and Time essayist Ehrenreich challenges accepted notions of why human beings wage war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVING WITH A WILD GOD by Barbara Ehrenreich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"A powerful, honest account of a lifelong attempt to understand that will please neither theists nor atheists."
In 1959, the 16-year-old author had an ineffable vision, which she here contextualizes and attempts to understand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Bright, incisive, provocative thinking from a top-notch nonfiction writer."
Accomplished social critic Ehrenreich (This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation, 2008, etc) eviscerates the positive-thinking movement, which she blames for encouraging us to "deny reality, submit cheerfully to misfortune, and blame only ourselves for our fate." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >