Send tips to Curtis Black, Newstips Editor
NEWSTIPS HOME | About | Follow on Twitter @ChicagoNewstips

Barbara Ehrenreich

Following her best-selling Nickle and Dimed, for which she took a series of poverty-wage jobs, she went undercover in the world of laid-off white collar workers (for Bait and Switch) and was told over and over to stay upbeat, keep smiling, be happy.

So her new book, Bright-sided, takes on “the relentless promotion of positive thinking” and how it’s “undermined America.”  (It’s also a counterpoint to her 2007 book, Dancing in the Streets, which explores festival traditions and the human impulse for collective joy.)  She’ll read from her newest book at International House, 1414 E. 59th Street, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Print this Post Print this Post

Category: authors


Comments are closed.

Get Newstips in Your Inbox!

Enter your email address:

Subscribe in a reader






CAN TV is a network that belongs to the people of Chicago.  For updates on local programs, and live, timely coverage of community events, sign up at