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Bait and Switch Audiobook

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Written by Barbara Ehrenreich

Narrated by Anne Twomey

Published on September 7, 2005

Audio is 1090 hours

About Bait and Switch:

The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for America’s ailing middle class what she did for the working poor.

Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in BAIT AND SWITCH, she enters another hidden realm of the economy—the world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a plausible resume of a professional “in transition,” attempts to land a “middle class job” undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then begins trawling a series of EST-like “boot camps,” job fairs, “networking events,” and evangelical job-search “ministries.” She gets an “image makeover” to prepare her for the corporate world and works hard to project the “winning attitude” recommended for a successful job search. She is proselytized, scammed, lectured and, again and again, rejected.

BAIT AND SWITCH highlights the people who’ve done everything right—gotten college degrees, developed marketable skills, and built up impressive resumes—yet have become repeatedly vulnerable to financial disaster and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle. Today’s ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding their “surplus” employees—plunging them, for months or years at a stretch, into the twilight zone of white-collar unemployment, where job-searching becomes a full-time job in itself. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social supports for the new disposable workers—and little security even for those who have jobs.

Like the now classic Nickel and Dimed, BAIT AND SWITCH is alternately hilarious and tragic, a searing expose of economic cruelty where we least expect it.

,Barbara Ehrenreich (1941-2022) was a bestselling author and political activist, whose more than a dozen books included Nickel and Dimed, which the New York Times described as “a classic in social justice literature”, Bait and Switch, Bright-sided, This Land Is Their Land, Dancing In The Streets, and Blood Rites. An award-winning journalist, she frequently contributed to Harper’s, The Nation, The New York Times, and TIME magazine. Ehrenreich was born in Butte, Montana, when it was still a bustling mining town. She studied physics at Reed College, and earned a Ph.D. in cell biology from Rockefeller University. Rather than going into laboratory work, she got involved in activism, and soon devoted herself to writing her innovative journalism.,

“We have Barbara Ehrenreich to thank for bringing us the news of America’s working poor so clearly and directly, and conveying with it a deep moral outrage…She is our premier reporter of the underside of capitalism.” —Dorothy Gallagher, The New York Times Book Review on Nickel and Dimed

“Jarring, full of riveting grit…This book is already unforgettable.” —Newsweek on Nickel and Dimed

“Courageous…a superb and frightening look into the lives of hard-working Americans.” —San Francisco Chronicle on Nickel and Dimed

Bait and Switch was published on September 7, 2005.

The Bait and Switch Audiobook is 1090 hours. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in Bait and Switch

Bait and Switch includes the following subjects: Economic Conditions. The BISAC Subject Code is Political Science, Political Economy.

About the Author(s) of Bait and Switch

The author of Bait and Switch is Barbara Ehrenreich. Barbara Ehrenreich (1941-2022) was a bestselling author and political activist, whose more than a dozen books included Nickel and Dimed, which the New York Times described as “a classic in social justice literature”, Bait and Switch, Bright-sided, This Land Is Their Land, Dancing In the Streets, and Blood Rites. An award-winning journalist, she frequently contributed to Harper’s, The Nation, The New York Times, and TIME magazine. Ehrenreich was born in Butte, Montana, when it was still a bustling mining town. She studied physics at Reed College, and earned a Ph.D. in cell biology from Rockefeller University. Rather than going into laboratory work, she got involved in activism, and soon devoted herself to writing her innovative journalism.

About the Narrator of Bait and Switch Audiobook

The narrator for the Bait and Switch Audiobook is Anne Twomey.

Bait and Switch Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 159397731X. The ISBN-13 is 9781593977313.

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