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"Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream" by Alissa Quart


Alissa Quart is the executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Her new book is "Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream." The book is an unsparing, incisive, yet ultimately hopeful look at how we can shed the American obsession with self-reliance that has made us less healthy, less secure, and less fulfilled.

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