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 The Guardian. For years the corporate diktat has been that happiness must be achieved alone, but many are turning to communities for joy.
Co-published with Literary Hub. Alissa Quart on the bootstrap narratives of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Co-published with Rolling Stone. An exclusive excerpt from the new book Bootstrapped explodes the fantasy at the heart of the American dream.
Co-published with The Washington Post. Politicians are beginning to more regularly challenge the "bootstraps" model.
Co-published with TIME. Relentless individualism has been part of America's ethos. Not anymore, writes Alissa Quart.
Co-published with TIME. A remembrance of writer and moral force Barbara Ehrenreich.
Co-published with The Washington Post. Some pregnancies and births are difficult enough to give mothers PTSD. When a pregnancy is unwanted, the physical and psychological strains will be even more severe.
“Women afraid of dying while / they are trying to find their life.” Poetry of Abortion by Alissa Quart
Co-published with Literary Hub. Katha Pollitt introduces “Clinic,” a documentary poem by Alissa Quart.