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American Made

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American Made by Farah Stockman
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Oct 12, 2021 | ISBN 9780593416143 | 720 Minutes

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“At last, an elegy for the working class that doesn’t skate on limpid stereotypes about laziness or lack of thrift. Farah Stockman did not just parachute into the lives of displaced steelworkers in Indiana for her debut narrative masterpiece. She stayed, and then stayed some more. American Made is the story of how the rich screwed the working class while the rest of us yawned from our cushy bubbles.”—Beth Macy, author of Factory Man and Dopesick

“A gripping portrait of the human costs incurred when industries decline . . . American Made plots each worker’s often turbulent history in vivid detail. . . . The result is a book with a unified tone, one that places the reader in the homes of the workers as they struggle to survive.”—The New York Times Book Review
A serious and thoughtful look at what happens to people when they lose their jobs . . . The stories are empathetic and honest, and they touch on race, class, and politics, as well as work, purpose, stability, dignity, and a host of other human emotions and beliefs that are all wrapped up in how we live, how safe and secure we feel, and what we gain or lose from the way we work.”—Charlie Baker, governor of Massachusetts

“Farah Stockman’s respect for hardworking people is why they have given her access to their world, with all of its defeats and conquests. Her thoughtfulness as a writer is why we’re invited into their hearts, where dreams still simmer. To read American Made is to understand the strength and courage it takes to forge a life in a world that too many want to pretend does not exist. . . . An extraordinary tribute to the rest of America.”—Connie Schultz, author of . . . And His Lovely Wife and The Daughters of Erietown

“A vivid and empathetic examination of ‘what jobs mean to people’. . . an intimate and captivating study of the forces dividing America.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A well-crafted nonpartisan study of the American working class that is a desirable addition to any nonfiction collection and will find a wide audience.”—Library Journal, (starred review)

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