Category Archives: poverty

Factory Man by Beth Macy

I’m button-popping proud to present journalist Beth Macy, whose new book Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town, comes out today. It’s a story of family, feuding, grit, gumption, pride, … Continue reading

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Erica Perl

I have yet to see Erica Perl in a pair of Clark-Kent glasses, but if she did wear them — and then took them off — there’s a distinct possibility that she’d  sprout a leotard and cape. Because Erica is … Continue reading

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When my husband and I lived in Boston, we attended a lot of readings at book stores. We didn’t have any extra money back then and the readings were free. Also, there was free cheese. So when I started planning … Continue reading

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