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By Barbara Ehrenreich

The United States within the ’aughts—hilariously skewered, brilliantly dissected, and darkly clinically determined through the bestselling social critic hailed as “the soul mate”* of Jonathan Swift

Barbara Ehrenreich’s first ebook of satirical observation, The Worst Years of Our Lives, in regards to the Reagan period, was once got with bestselling acclaim. the single challenge was once the name: couldn’t a few prophetic fact-checker have visible that the worst years of our lives—far worse—were nonetheless to return? right here they're, the 2000s, and during this Land Is Their Land, Ehrenreich topics them to the main biting and incisive satire of her career.

Taking the degree of what we're left with after the most harsh decade in reminiscence, Ehrenreich unearths lurid extremes throughout. whereas individuals of the moneyed elite should buy congressmen, many within the operating type can slightly purchase lunch. whereas a filthy rich minority obsessively consumes plastic surgery, the negative frequently pass with no wellbeing and fitness deal with their youngsters. And whereas the company C-suites at the moment are nests of criminal activity, the fewer lucky are fed a nutrition of morality, marriage, and abstinence. Ehrenreich’s antidotes are as sardonic as they're spot-on: puppy assurance on your youngsters; Salvation military models in the event you can not manage to pay for Wal-Mart; and boundless rage opposed to those that have given us a kingdom scarred via deepening inequality, corroded through mistrust, and shamed through its legitimate cruelty.

Full of wit and generosity, those studies from a divided state convey once more that Ehrenreich is, as Molly Ivins acknowledged, “good for the soul.”
—*The instances (London)

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