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  • emNickel and Dimed On Not Getting By in Americaem
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    Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

    Ms. Ehrenreich discussed her book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, published by Metropolitan Books. The book is about the difficulty of living adequately in America on low…

  • Minimum Wage Living in the US
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    Minimum Wage Living in the U.S.

    Moderated by Mr. Herman, three authors discussed living in America while working for minimum wage as “unskilled” workers. The authors argued that no job is truly “unskilled,” and that all…

  • Sunday Book and Author Breakfast
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    Sunday Book and Author Breakfast

    At BookExpo America 2005 authors spoke about their books as well as about the current state of publishing. The Sunday author breakfast featured Umberto Eco, author of The Mysterious Flame…

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    Bait and Switch Booksigning

    Ms. Ehrenreich was shown talking to people as she signed copies of her newest book, Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, published by Metropolitan Books.

  • Barnard College Commencement
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    Barnard College Commencement

    Ms. Ehrenreich gave the 2004 commencement address at Barnard College. She considered the role women played in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal and offered a re-examination of feminist…

  • Legacy of Work
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    Legacy of Work

    The authors talked about the experiences of the working classes in America. Following their prepared remarks, they responded to questions from the audience. Mr. Carlebach is the author of…

  • Politics in the 21st Century
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    Politics in the 21st Century

    Ms. Ehrenreich described events during and surrounding Democratic National Convention, describing them as the real events around the epicenter of the rather meaningless rituals of the…

  • Democratic Policy Town Hall Meeting
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    Democratic Policy Town Hall Meeting

    Prominent liberal politicians and intellectuals discussed the Democratic party platform. They disagreed with the trend of Democratic leaders to move towards the center. They also outlined…