Limbo by Alfred Lubrano
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Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams

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Limbo by Alfred Lubrano

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In Limbo, award-winning journalist Alfred Lubrano identifies and describes an overlooked cultural phenomenon: the internal conflict within individuals raised in blue-collar homes, now living white-collar lives. These people often find that the values of the working class are not sufficient guidance to navigate the white-collar world, where unspoken rules reflect primarily upper-class values. Torn between the world they were raised in and the life they aspire too, they hover between worlds, not quite accepted in either. Himself the son of a Brooklyn bricklayer, Lubrano informs his account with personal experience and interviews with other professionals living in limbo. For millions of Americans, these stories will serve as familiar reminders of the struggles of achieving the American Dream.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471263760
ISBN-10: 0471263761
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 168mm x 23mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Award-winning journalist Alfred Lubrano takes an incisive look at the estimated 65 million Americans who straddle the line between the middle-class communities in which they grew up and the upper-class corporate world they inhabit from nine to five.

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Author Biography - Alfred Lubrano

ALFRED LUBRANO is a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has been a commentator for National Public Radio since 1992. He has won various national and state awards, and has contributed to several magazines and anthologies on writing.

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