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Monday, October 03, 2005

Barbara Ehrenreich's New Book: Bait and Switch (En)

Barbara Ehrenreich has a new book out, yeah!!! If this book is anything like her Nickel and Dimed, then we're really in for a treat!

To see an excerpt, click right here.

"After casting her lot with the working poor in Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich plunges into another socioeconomic twilight zone: the world of superfluous white-collar workers. Changing her name and setting aside her aversion to cubicles, she tries to get a full-time job as a P.R. consultant. There's just one big glitch: Getting hired - especially when you're female, well over 40, and devoid of contacts - is not so easy..." writes Julia Klein in her book review for Mother Jones.

"...Ehrenreich is particularly acerbic and astute in her analysis of the cult of job seeking. She resents that the onus of unemployment is placed on the individual, as though a positive attitude alone can overcome the pressures of downsizing, outsourcing, and other global economic trends."

Cool. Another good book. When Nickel and Dimed first came out, I remember waiting a while because I thought the reading was going to be depressing. I was wrong! Not only it was not depressing, but I found it very empowering, indeed. I just can't wait to get my hands on her new one.

Just do me a favor everybody..If you do decide to get this book, please don't get it at WalMart, OK? ;-)

Photograph Above from Mother Jones


Blogger Elisabeth said...

I loved Nickle and Dimed, but read a rather negative review of Bait and Switch (I don't remember where.) That will probably not deter me from reading it anyway.

6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salut Tomate Farcie, on t'aime bien, surtout ta photo ! Merci pour tes petits messages...

A bientot au detour d'une ruelle de SF ?

Sylvain et Julie


9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bon tomate farcie,
on a une question : pourquoi "tomate farcie" ? C'est vrai que ça sonne bien but why ? le rouge de la tomate : c'est vivant, c'est gai, le côté farcie: bien en chair....Mais le tout "tomate farcie" ça a un aspect un peu hors de propos, bon racontes nous car après une bouteille de Lockwood (excellente) nous nous perdons un peu en conjoncture....
Julie ( de sylvainetjulie)

8:54 PM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

You got it for the most part. Bien vivant, bien en chair. Sympa. Bon à l'interieur. En fait, c'est tout simplement un plat favori d'enfance. J'avais probablement faim le soir ou j'ai créé mon blog, et mon premier choix ayant été refusé par Blogger, j'ai mis "Tomate Farcie" comme ça, c'est venu un peu au hasard.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous sandrine said...


Tomate, En parlant de Wal Mart, j'ai trouvé le lien ci-dessus:ca va te plaire et encore plus te convaincre de ne pas y aller!

6:23 AM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Thank you, Sandrine. Great link! I like it, indeed.
Merci, Sandrine. Super lien! Il me plait, en effet.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous guile said...

nice, cozy place you got here :)..

9:58 PM  

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