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    • Nickel and Dimed

    • On (Not) Getting By in America
    • By: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated by: Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 988
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
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      4 out of 5 stars 495

    This engrossing piece of undercover reportage has been a fixture on the New York Times best seller list since its publication. With nearly a million copies in print, Nickel and Dimed is a modern classic that deftly portrays the plight of America's working-class poor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • of COURSE she has an agenda...

    • By Melissa on 10-04-04

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Natural Causes

    • By: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 120

    A razor-sharp polemic that offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, Natural Causes describes how we overprepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life - from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture. But Natural Causes goes deeper - into the fundamental unreliability of our bodies and even our "mind-bodies", to use the fashionable term. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • vibrant

    • By Tom Lichtenberg on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Living with a Wild God

    • A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth About Everything
    • By: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated by: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny - or as she later learned to call them, "mystical" - experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search. Certain to be a classic, Living with a Wild God combines intellectual rigor with a frank account of the inexplicable, in Ehrenreich's singular voice, to produce a true literary achievement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just read this

    • By Ellen on 06-20-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Bright-sided

    • How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
    • By: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 195

    Americans are a "positive" people - cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity. In this utterly original take on the American frame of mind, Barbara Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal 19th-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally an Answer to "The Secret"

    • By Susan on 12-14-10
    • How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
    • By: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 10-13-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 355 ratings

    Regular price: $23.93

    • This Land Is Their Land

    • Reports from a Divided Nation
    • By: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Here they are, the 2000s, and Barbara Ehrenreich's antidotes are as sardonic as they are spot-on: pet insurance for your kids; Salvation Army fashions for those who can no longer afford Wal-Mart; and boundless rage against those who have given us a nation scarred by deepening inequality, corroded by distrust, and shamed by its official cruelty.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Laundry list of sins against the average joe.

    • By Rude on 09-07-11

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Dancing in the Streets

    • A History of Collective Joy
    • By: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    From best-selling social commentator and cultural historian Barbara Ehrenreich comes this fascinating exploration of one of humanity's oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy, historically expressed in ecstatic revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing. Ehrenreich uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture, showing that such mass festivities have been indigenous to the West since the ancient Greeks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such an important, unique work

    • By Brendan on 12-18-10

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Bait and Switch

    • The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
    • By: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 189
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 40

    The best-selling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for America's ailing middle class what she did for the working poor. Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the world of the white-collar unemployed.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A terrible book - princess Barbara goes undercover

    • By Peter on 11-07-05

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Occupy Handbook

    • By: Janet Byrne (editor), Paul Krugman, Michael Lewis, and others
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell, Worthen Worthen, Dikan Tulane
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Analyzing the movement's deep-seated origins in questions that the country has sought too long to ignore, some of the greatest economic minds and most incisive cultural commentators capture the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon in all its ragged glory. They give listeners an on-the-scene feel for the movement as it unfolds while exploring the heady growth of the protests, considering the lasting changes wrought, and recommending reform.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but uneven.

    • By David on 08-18-14

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Natural Causes

    • Life, Death and the Illusion of Control
    • By: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds and even our deaths. Yet emerging science challenges our assumptions of mastery: at the microscopic level, the cells in our bodies facilitate tumours and attack other cells, with life-threatening consequences. In this revelatory audiobook, Barbara Ehrenreich argues that our bodies are a battleground over which we have little control, and lays bare the cultural charades that shield us from this knowledge. Challenging everything we think we know about life and death, she also offers hope - that we find our place in a natural world teeming with animation and endless possibility.

    Regular price: $16.35