The Resource Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, (large print)

Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, (large print)

Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope
Title
Tightrope
Title remainder
Americans reaching for hope
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us deep into an "other America." The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar jobs disappeared. About one-quarter of the children on Kristof's old school bus died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide, or reckless accidents. And while these particular stories unfolded in one corner of the country, they are representative of many places the authors write about, ranging from the Dakotas and Oklahoma to New York and Virginia. But here too are stories about resurgence, among them: Annette Dove, who has devoted her life to helping the teenagers of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as they navigate the chaotic reality of growing up poor; Daniel McDowell, of Baltimore, whose tale of opioid addiction and recovery suggests that there are viable ways to solve our nation's drug epidemic. Taken together, these accounts provide a picture of working-class families needlessly but profoundly damaged as a result of decades of policy mistakes. With their superb, nuanced reportage, Kristof and WuDunn have given us a book that is both riveting and impossible to ignore
Cataloging source
TEFBT
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1959-
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Kristof, Nicholas D.
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
K75 2020b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
WuDunn, Sheryl
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Poor
  • Working class
  • Large type books
Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124762070
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 507 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593171714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1124762070
Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, (large print)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124762070
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 507 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593171714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1124762070

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