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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (875 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Ehrenreich Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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America in the ’aughts—hilariously skewered, brilliantly dissected, and darkly diagnosed by one of the country’s most prominent social critics

Barbara Ehrenreich’s widely acclaimed This Land Is Their Land takes the measure of what we are left with after the cruelest decade in memory and finds lurid extremes all around. While members of the moneyed elite have bought up congressmen, many in the working class can barely buy lunch. While a wealthy minority obsessively consumes cosmetic surgery, the poor often go without health care for their children. And while the masters of the universe have thrown themselves into the casino economy, the less fortunate have been fed a diet of morality, marriage, and abstinence. With perfect satiric pitch, Ehrenreich reveals a country scarred by deepening inequality, corroded by distrust, and shamed by its official cruelty.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “For those who truly do care about what America has to offer ‘the huddled masses…yearning to breathe free’ in a post-9/11 world, This Land Is Their Land is essential reading.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “[Ehrenreich’s] passion, compassion, and wit keep these excursions lively and timely.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Campbell’s light and crisp tone is a perfect match for Ehrenreich’s demeanor and textual tone.”

    Publishers Weekly, audio review

  • “Provocative, angry, and funny, often at the same time.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carli | 2/12/2014

    " More essential reading from Barbara Ehrenreich. This is the reality of American society, folks, and it ain't pretty! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Norah | 2/11/2014

    " I've followed Ehrenreich's rise, from her days of giving speeches to union gatherings in Minneapolis in the wake of Nickel and Dimed and have always thought that she has something interesting to contribute (despite some of the problems with her work). However, this books reads like a random collection of her thoughts on a whole bunch of topics--economics and the American worker (obviously) but also cancer and abortion...and a lot of other things. It was interesting, but there was no overarching theme or project for the book. Nonetheless, I confess to the occasional out-loud enjoyment of her gut-punches to the "them" that make the "their" in her title, which she delivers in a style all her own. I also think she is pretty brave for owning up to her own experience with abortion. This is a quick read if you're up for some liberal ranting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Danika | 2/6/2014

    " I really had to struggle through this book. I've decided I'm not a fan of the author and she annoyed me a lot. Also, the book does not flow AT ALL. I finished only because it was short and a very quick read, but I doubt I'll waste my time on Ehrenreich again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cathy | 1/26/2014

    " Really liked her first book.."Nickel and Dimed". This one was way too liberal for me. "

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