The Overspent American

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.31 X 7.97 X 0.65 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060977580

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About the Author

Juliet B. Schor, bestselling author of The Overworked American and senior lecturer and Director of Studies, Women's Studies, at Harvard University, writes and lectures widely on issues of work and consumption. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with her husband and two children.

Reviews

'"Thick with survey data, less taxing than a saunter through Saks, Schor's study is a scornful indictment of consumerism--which, she argues, has created a nation of debtors but failed to fill a gaping cultural maw. This is the stuff from which revolutions are made." -- "Entertainment Weekly""[A] masterful take on the human folly of overspending."-- "Los Angeles Times Book Review""Engaging...[Schor's] case studies of families who have rejected consumerism and simplified their lifestyles are vivid and will resonate with many readers." -- "Fortune""Schor writes in a lively manner and offers fascinating information about consumer spending patterns. She has written an engaging book that will cause readers to look afresh not only at their society but also at themselves."-- "Philadelphia Inquirer""Offers trenchant commentary on Americans' overspending lifestyle and lack of savings." -- "Publishers Weekly""Consuming more now and enjoying it less? In this heavily researched but accessible work, Schor tells us how and why this is so and what we might do about it...This is an important analysis of who, or perhaps what, we are. It deserves and will surely gain a wide audience." -- "Kirkus Reviews"