Barbara Ehrenreich says modern Westerners have become obsessed with personal happiness, and we often neglect the pleasures of collective joy.
For her latest book, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America,” writer Barbara Ehrenreich worked at a series of minimally paid jobs. She was surprised to be both physically exhausted and mentally challenged by “menial” work.
How does a lifelong atheist make sense of a mind-blowing mystical experience? That was Barbara Ehrenreich’s struggle as she wrote about an other-worldly experience when she was 17. Here’s our interview with Ehrenreich about her book, "Living with a Wild God."
Sitting together to reflect on Barbara's years of work to shine a light on the experiences of middle and lower class Americans, her friend and colleague Alissa Quart recorded this interview with her in 2021. Ehrenreich died in September of 2022.
Barbara Ehrenreich tells Steve Paulson that too often, our focus on positivity turns into a kind of victim blaming. She's a champion of realism and determination.