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  • Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers

    By Alissa Quart

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780738208626
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: February 2004
    A thought-provoking exposé of the dark side of marketing to teenagers looks at the underhanded advertising initiatives targeting teens, the reduction of teens to their lowest common denominator, and the consequences of such tactics in terms of youth creativity, individuality, and more. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
  • Monetized

    By Alissa Quart

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781881163565
    • Publisher: Miami University Press
    • Published: March 2015
    Poetry. Alissa Quart's first book of poetry sifts brilliantly through our landscape of damaged Americana. From spam ads to tech speak, from self-help to real estate to the lingo of gossip or "mom" sites, these poems insistently limn a country where nearly everything has taken on the character of money. Quart, the acclaimed author of Branded and two other books of reported cultural criticism, cuts into our clamorous culture, summoning its strangeness and humor. MONETIZED also reflects upon a shared longing for the analogue era,as well as our longing for a less commercialized past. This book is a remarkable account of a state of yearning for the passing moment in a period of rapid acceleration, a feeling Quart calls "right-now-nostalgia.""Ninety- nine cent stores, Slimfast, Amtrak, 'Twitter Dead Souls,' James Caan films and Matt Dillon posters: Alissa Quart's poems form a brilliant "check list of American self- destruction," exploring the absence and dreams of escape that mark the modern landscape."—Barbara Ehrenreich"Alissa Quart's smart and sexy poems perform invasion and insurgency with utmost aplomb and analytical edge. I love her intensity, her compact lines, her clever harvesting of commerce's schizoid hysteria, as if media-speak's carnival (Times Square, the Internet) were reorchestrated, with tidy wit and formalist ingenuity, by a Bauhaus purist."—Wayne Koestenbaum"The poems in Alissa Quart's MONETIZED are not only smart but ambitious as hell. Sharp, biting, and aphoristic, Quart's exact and exacting lines are extraordinary shots in and at our commodified American landscape. ('Let's hope we're perennial.') With their constant awareness of the dissonance found in this post-millennial tweet-filled, Facebook-ed, facsimile age of late capitalism, these poems convey a powerful sense of lost and found awareness: 'We could forgive ourselves / if only we knew our own story.'"—Susan Howe"It's pretty unusual, it's almost unheard of, for poems to feature both the subtlest and most intricate word play and a pure, fierce, tell-it-like-it-is voice, as these poems do. They are stealthily virtuosic."—Louis Menand
  • Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers, and Rebels

    By Alissa Quart

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781595588753
    • Publisher: New Press
    • Published: August 2013
    A tribute to grassroots Americans who are expanding the capacities of their respective fields explores how groups of professional and amateur businesspeople, civil rights activists and alternative thinkers are organizing to spread their ideas and promote change. By the author of Hothouse Kids. 25,000 first printing.
  • Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America

    By Alissa Quart

    Our Price: $15.29 - $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062412263
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: May 2019
  • Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America

    By Alissa Quart

    Our Price: $14.00 - $25.19
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062412256
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: June 2018
    The middle-class American Dream is imploding. Squeezed shows how the high cost of parenthood and our unstable job market got us here and offers surprising solutions for improving our condition.Families today are squeezed on every side--from high child care costs and harsh employment policies to workplaces without paid family leave or even dependable and regular working hours. Many realize that attaining the standard of living their parents managed has become nearly impossible.Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, examines the lives of middle-class Americans who can now barely afford to raise children. Through gripping storytelling and elegant prose, Quart shows how our country has failed its families. Her subjects--from professors to lawyers to caregivers to nurses--have been wrung out by a system that doesn't support them, and enriches only a tiny elite.Interlacing her own experience with close-up reporting on families that are just getting by, Quart reveals parenthood itself to be financially overwhelming, except for the wealthiest. She also provides real solutions, outlining necessary policy shifts, as well as detailing the DIY tactics some families have embraced. And she offers a blueprint for helping us to see parenting and caregiving as truly valuable, not only emotionally but professionally and politically. Written in the spirit of Barbara Ehrenreich and Jennifer Senior, Squeezed is an eye-opening page-turner. Powerfully argued, deeply reported, and ultimately hopeful, it casts a bright, clarifying light on families struggling to thrive in an economy that holds too few options. It will make readers think differently about their lives and those of their neighbors.
  • Thoughts and Prayers

    By Alissa Quart

    Our Price: $8.00 - $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781682192160
    • Publisher: OR Books
    • Published: September 2019

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