2018 National Book Award Longlist, Nonfiction

Sarah Smarsh

Heartland by Sarah Smarsh
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
(Scribner / Simon & Schuster)
ISBN: 9781501133091
 

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher)

During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities, and she explores this idea as lived experience, metaphor, and level of consciousness.


About the Author

Sarah Smarsh has covered socioeconomic class, politics, and public policy for The Guardian, VQR, NewYorker.com, Harpers.org, The Texas Observer, and many others. She is currently a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. A former professor of nonfiction writing, Smarsh is a frequent speaker on economic inequality and related media narratives. She lives in Kansas. Heartland is her first book.

 

Suggested Links

- WEBSITE: sarahsmarsh.com

- TWITTER: @Sarah_Smarsh



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