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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth (Paperback)

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“The difficulty of transcending poverty is the message behind this personal history of growing up in the dusty farmlands of Kansas, where ‘nothing was more painful...than true things being denied’.... The takeaway? The working poor don’t need our pity; they need to be heard above the din of cliché and without so-called expert interpretation. Smarsh’s family are expert enough to correct any misunderstandings about their lives.” —Oprah.com

October 2018 Indie Next List


“A classic is born! Sarah Smarsh takes us on a five-generation trek through the hardscrabble life of her Kansas childhood in the ’80s and ’90s. Just as J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy and Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed addressed the uncomfortable topic of poverty in this country, Heartland successfully gives the reader an in-depth look at impoverishment in the bread basket of America. She writes with a crystal-clear and objective voice, never giving in to self-pity or malevolence. Indeed, tongue-in-cheek humor and tenderness often shine through. This book is a must-read, a milestone in the life of our country.”
— Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault, Oskaloosa, IA



Product Details
ISBN: 9781911617730
ISBN-10: 1911617737
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publication Date: November 8th, 2018
Language: English
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