Political Essayist, Social Critic and Author
Thursday, February 9, 2006
Program begins at 1:00 p.m., followed by book signing and reception
Ms. Ehrenreich spent two years working as a waitress, maid and Wal-Mart clerk to see how America’s working poor get by. She found a lot of them don’t. A feminist, political essayist and social critic who tackles a range of issues in her writing, she is the author or co-author of thirteen books including New York Times best sellers Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America and Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream. Ms. Ehrenreich is also a contributing writer to dozens of magazines, including Ms., Harper’s, The Nation, The Progressive, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times Magazine.