The Resource Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth, Sarah Smarsh, (electronic resource)

Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth, Sarah Smarsh, (electronic resource)

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Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth
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Heartland
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a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth
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Sarah Smarsh
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eng
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An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest.During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities, and she explores this idea as lived experience, metaphor, and level of consciousness. Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up as the daughter of a dissatisfied young mother and raised predominantly by her grandmother on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, Heartland is an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess. "Sarah Smarsh--tough-minded and rough-hewn--draws us into the real lives of her family, barely making it out there on the American plains. There's not a false note. Smarsh, as a writer, is Authentic with a capital A...This is just what the world needs to hear" (George Hodgman, author of Bettyville)
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Smarsh, Sarah
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818.603
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PS3619.M3774
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Z46 2018ab
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memoirs
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Read by Sarah Smarsh
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  • Smarsh, Sarah
  • Smarsh, Sarah
  • Working poor
  • Economic history
  • Families
  • Social conditions
  • Working poor
  • Kansas
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Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth, Sarah Smarsh, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9 hr., 37 min., 43 sec.))
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9781508265313
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Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth, Sarah Smarsh, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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on1053623941
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9 hr., 37 min., 43 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
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9781508265313
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not applicable
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unknown
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computer
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digital
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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5E54C512-F258-46FC-9486-9240DE5D3AA3
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  • (Sirsi) o1053623941
  • (OCoLC)1053623941
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