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Acclaimed journalist Alissa Quart speaks on topics like poverty, economic inequality, and the myth of the “American Dream.”
Alissa Quart is the author of five acclaimed books of nonfiction, including Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream (Ecco, 2023). The others are Squeezed, Republic of Outsiders, Hothouse Kids, and Branded. She is the Executive Director of the non-profit the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, which she created with the late author Barbara Ehrenreich. She is also the author of two books of poetry, Thoughts and Prayers and Monetized. She has written for many publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and TIME. Her honors include an Emmy, an SPJ award, a Nieman fellowship, being a National Magazine Award finalist and Columbia University Journalism School Alumni of the Year. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
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