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Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara EhrenreichAKA Barbara Alexander

Born: 26-Aug-1941
Birthplace: Butte, MT

Gender: Female
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Nickel and Dimed

Columnist for Time, 1991-7. Author of Witches, Midwives, and Nurses in 1972, and Nickel and Dimed, a look at the working poor, in 2001.

Father: (Gillette Corp. executive)
Mother: (d., possible suicide)
Husband: John Ehrenreich (div.)
Husband: Gary Stevenson (m. 1983)
Daughter: Rosa
Son: Ben

    University: BA Chemical Physics, Reed College (1963)
    University: PhD Biology, Rockefeller University (1968)

    The Progressive Columnist
    The New York Times Columnist (2004)
    Time Columnist (1991-97)
    In These Times Contributor
    Mother Jones Columnist
    Campaign for America's Future
    Citizens for Independent Public Broadcasting National Advisory Committee
    Democratic Socialists of America Co-Founder, Honorary Chair
    Institute for Policy Studies Senior Scholar, Board of Trustees
    National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Board of Directors
    Wal-Mart Floor Clerk
    Guggenheim Fellowship (1987-88)
    Humanist of the Year 1998
    English Ancestry
    Irish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Breast Cancer, Marijuana

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Author of books:
The American Health Empire: Power, Profits, and Politics (1970, social studies)
Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers (1973, pamphlet)
Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness (1973, pamphlet)
For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women (1978, nonfiction)
The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment (1983, nonfiction)
Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class (1989, social studies)
The Worst Years of Our Lives: Irreverent Notes from a Decade of Greed (1990, nonfiction)
Kipper's Game (1993, novel)
Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War (1997, nonfiction)
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001, nonfiction)
Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream (2005, nonfiction)
Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy (2007, social studies)
This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation (2008, nonfiction)
Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America (2009, social studies)
Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth About Everything (2014, memoir)

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