Had I Known by Barbara Ehrenreich audiobook

Had I Known: Collected Essays

By Barbara Ehrenreich
Read by Suzanne Toren

Twelve, 12/Twelve 9781455543670
10.83 Hours Unabridged
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A new selection of the most provocative, incendiary, and career-making pieces by bestselling author, essayist, political activist, and “veteran muckraker” (The New Yorker) Barbara Ehrenreich. A self-proclaimed “myth buster by trade,” Barbara Ehrenreich has covered an extensive range of topics as a journalist and political activist, and is unafraid to dive into intellectual waters that others deem too murky. Now, Had I Known gathers the articles and excerpts from a long-ranging career that most highlight Ehrenreich’s brilliance, social consciousness, and wry wit. From Ehrenreich’s award-winning article “Welcome to Cancerland,” published shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, to her groundbreaking undercover investigative journalism in Nickel and Dimed, to her exploration of death and mortality in the New York Times bestseller Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich has been writing radical, thought-provoking, and worldview-altering pieces for over four decades. Her reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review, among others, while her essays, op-eds and feature articles have appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Time, Wall Street Journal, and many more. Had I Known pulls from the vast and varied collection of one of our country’s most incisive thinkers to create one must-have volume.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Esquire Pick to Elevate Your Reading List

A new selection of the most provocative, incendiary, and career-making pieces by bestselling author, essayist, political activist, and “veteran muckraker” (The New Yorker) Barbara Ehrenreich.

A self-proclaimed “myth buster by trade,” Barbara Ehrenreich has covered an extensive range of topics as a journalist and political activist, and is unafraid to dive into intellectual waters that others deem too murky. Now, Had I Known gathers the articles and excerpts from a long-ranging career that most highlight Ehrenreich’s brilliance, social consciousness, and wry wit.

From Ehrenreich’s award-winning article “Welcome to Cancerland,” published shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, to her groundbreaking undercover investigative journalism in Nickel and Dimed, to her exploration of death and mortality in the New York Times bestseller Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich has been writing radical, thought-provoking, and worldview-altering pieces for over four decades. Her reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Washington PostAtlantic Monthly, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review, among others, while her essays, op-eds and feature articles have appeared in the New York TimesHarper’s MagazineNew York Times MagazineTimeWall Street Journal, and many more.

Had I Known pulls from the vast and varied collection of one of our country’s most incisive thinkers to create one must-have volume.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The subjects of these pieces include sexism and health, science and religion, but almost all of them share her repeated warnings about growing poverty and worsening inequality, even when she was writing during the go-go decades of the ’80s and ’90s.” New York Times
“In the age of late capitalism, Ehrenreich’s prophetic eye for the brokenness of systems has never been more timely.” Esquire magazine
“Ehrenreich’s work is appealing for its fiery focus on social injustice…[and] a reminder that Ehrenreich’s writing is just plain fun to read, thanks to her acerbic wit and spirited grumpiness.” GQ
“Narrator Suzanne Toren does a masterful job of capturing a distinctive authorial voice in this wide-ranging essay collection…Toren’s narration is laced with acerbic wit and sly humor, which pair perfectly with Ehrenreich’s sharply observant writing…Toren’s insightful interpretations engage listeners…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A gripping look at why ‘dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.’" Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Barbara Ehrenreich

Author Bio: Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of over a dozen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, Living with a Wild God, and The Worst Years of Our Lives.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 10.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English