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One Brilliant Evening with BARBARA EHRENREICH
Date Tuesday July 15
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612
510-444-8511
http://firstoakland.org
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKen Preston-Pile
Emailken [at] kpfa.org
Phone510-967-4495
The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, and Global Woman, (and brilliant feminist member of Progressives for Obama) discusses her new book This Land Is Their Land-and clarifies the Obama phenomenon and the onrushing tide of change

Benefit: KPFA Radio 94.1FM Sponsored by KPFA & Moe's Books

Tickets: $10 at supportive bookstores & on line: http://www.kpfa.org, $13 door
Information: 510.848.6767x609

As evidenced by her bestsellers Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch, journalist and cultural historian Barbara Ehrenreich has consistently and effectively been an advocate for the poor and the middle class. In her latest book, THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND: Reports from a Divided Nation (Metropolitan) she masterfully articulates the hardships and hypocrisies facing the suffocating majority of the population.

Through a compilation of essays and blog entries on a myriad of issues including health care, employment, stem cells, and finances, THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND provides readers with cutting and provocative social commentary on the Bush years. As Ehrenreich says, "The looting of America has gone on too long, and the average American is too maxed out, overworked and overspent to have anything left... We need a new deal, a new distribution of power and wealth, if we want to restore the beautiful idea that was 'America.'"

The author of the more than one-million-copy bestseller Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and the New York Times bestseller Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, Ehrenreich is a frequent contributor to Harper's and The Nation, and a columnist at The New York Times and Time magazine. Her articles have appeared in many national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and newspapers world-wide.

"Incisive, definitive...Her scorn withers, her humor stings, and her radical light shines on." -The Boston Globe
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