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Author: Alissa Quart

Alissa Quart is the author of five books of nonfiction including the acclaimed Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream, now out in paperback, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America and Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers. She built the non-profit the Economic Hardship Reporting Project with the late Barbara Ehrenreich: she has run it for close to a decade. She is also the author of two books of poetry Monetized and Thoughts and Prayers, and has written for many publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post and TIME. She has produced films and the show “Going for Broke,” centering on EHRP’s lower income contributors. Her awards include an Emmy, an SPJ Award, a Columbia Journalism School Alumna of the Year Award, a Nieman Fellowship, and a National Press Club commendation. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

Co-published with The American Prospect. Journalist Linda Tirado is dying after being shot by cops while covering the George Floyd protests. Her work told the story of poverty from the inside out.

Co-published with The Nation. Psychedelic-assisted therapies have been hailed as the wave of the future. What if most people can’t afford them?

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.

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