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Author: Alissa Quart

Alissa Quart is the author of five books of nonfiction including Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream (Ecco, 2023), Squeezed and Branded. She collaborated on creating EHRP with Barbara Ehrenreich and has run it for close to a decade. She is also the author of two books of poetry and has written for many publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and TIME. Her awards include an Emmy, an SPJ Award, and a Nieman fellowship. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

Co-published with Literary HubAlissa Quart reckons with the precarity of the writing life.

Co-published with TIMEWe must help ease the economic burden for patients who have chronic diseases, as well as the stigma that trails them.

Co-published with JacobinMass layoffs are tearing through US media.

Co-published with Nieman Reports. Alissa Quart on the reporting behind her book “Bootstrapped."

Co-published with Columbia Journalism Review. We can cover the joyous and quotidian stuff of life, telling stories that truly engage, while at the same time recognizing pleasure’s underbelly.

Co-published with The GuardianFor years the corporate diktat has been that happiness must be achieved alone, but many are turning to communities for joy.

Co-published with The GuardianCenturies of American thought support a hypocritical ideology that can be difficult to escape even when we want to.

Co-published with Fast CompanyHustle-porn attempted to rebrand the instability of living paycheck to paycheck to sound fun and flexible but those doing the work know the real story.

Co-published with Literary Hub. Alissa Quart on the bootstrap narratives of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Co-published with Rolling StoneAn exclusive excerpt from the new book Bootstrapped explodes the fantasy at the heart of the American dream.

Co-published with The Washington PostPoliticians are beginning to more regularly challenge the "bootstraps" model.

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