Alissa Quart


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Alissa Quart is the executive editor of the journalism non-profit Economic Hardship Reporting Project. She co-founded its current incarnation with Barbara Ehrenreich. She is also the author of four previous acclaimed books, “Branded,’’ “Republic of Outsiders,’’ “Hothouse Kids’’ and the poetry book “Monetized.’’ She writes the Outclassed column for The Guardian and has published features and reported commentary in many magazines and newspapers, most recently for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Nation and The New York Review of Books. She has won the Columbia Journalism School’s 2018 Alumni Award and the LA Press Club Award for Commentary, was a 2010 Nieman fellow at Harvard University, and has been nominated for an Emmy and a National ...more

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Squeezed: Why Our Families ...

3.31 avg rating — 1,212 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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Branded: The Buying and Sel...

3.20 avg rating — 533 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Hothouse Kids: The Dilemma ...

3.25 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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Republic of Outsiders: The ...

3.17 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Monetized

3.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2015
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A Saner Approach?

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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“It was also the suspicion that I was paying "rent" every time I went out for coffee or a walk, that there was no longer any public space to sit in, that a high charge was always associated with "hanging around"; once again I'd have to buy that unwanted second overpriced spice tea, or hand over another chunk of change for an hour at the indoor play space for my daughter.”
Alissa Quart, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America

“Caregiving also is the object of a more realistic critique, as some have noted the psychological toll of the profession. Scholar Arlie Hochschid...worries about the potential harm to workers who must sell the most intimate parts of themselves, manufacturing smiles and cuddles for low pay.”
Alissa Quart, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America

“In the United States, the middle class is the group of working people who, according to a May 2016 Pew survey, with a yearly household income for a family of three ranging from $42,000 to $125,000 in 2014, make up 51 percent of U.S. households.”
Alissa Quart, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America

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