Going to Extremes by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Going to Extremes
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Going to Extremes

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Going to Extremes by Barbara Ehrenreich

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America is a grotesquely polarized society and becoming more so all the time. In this razor-sharp, funny and terrifying collection of pieces, Barbara Ehrenreich shows how the widening gap between rich and poor over the past eight years has left the country increasingly divided between the gated communities on the one hand, and the trailer parks and tenements on the other. She describes a country where the super-rich travel by private jet, while low-paid workers make multiple bus trips to get to their jobs; where a wealthy minority obsessively consumes cosmetic surgery, while the poor often go without basic health care for their children; where members of the moneyed elite can buy congressmen, while a troubling proportion of the working class can barely buy lunch.Ehrenreich writes corruscatingly about the pay of CEOs, the treatment of illegal immigrants, the way Wal-Mart spies on and interrogates its employees, and the fact that it's easier to get health insurance in America for a pet than for a child. "Going to Extremes" brilliantly anatomises a nation approaching its 2008 election scarred by deepening equality and corroded by distrust.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847080653
ISBN-10: 1847080650
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich writes regularly for Time, Harpers, The New York Times Magazine and various British newspapers including The Times and the Guardian. She is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, and, most recently, Dancing in the Streets. . She lives in New Rochelle, New York.

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