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Barbara Ehrenreich dies at 81

She is the author of Nickel and Dimed a book I read and was really impressed by it.  I especially remember the part where she poses as a Merry Maid and was given one rag which she was expected to use all day in wiping down counters and other places.  She couldn't believe it.  

 

She passed away from a stroke.  

 

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Re: Barbara Ehrenreich dies at 81

Ali Velshi had a lovely tribute to this very interesting and tenacious woman.

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Re: Barbara Ehrenreich dies at 81

She was an extrordinary social just warrior.  Here are the last two sentences of her obit in the NY Times:

 

Ms. Ehrenreich said she believed that her job as a journalist was to shed light on the unnecessary pain in the world.

“The idea is not that we will win in our own lifetimes and that’s the measure of us,” she told The New Yorker, “but that we will die trying.”

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Re: Barbara Ehrenreich dies at 81

@newname0 Thanks for posting this. I love Barbara E.!!!! She is brilliant! Her work has influenced me over the years across her many outstanding books. Her voice is needed now ....more than ever IMO.

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Re: Barbara Ehrenreich dies at 81

I remember reading that book ... I think I'll go back and read it

again ...

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Re: Barbara Ehrenreich dies at 81

That's so sad to hear. Her books play an important part in understanding the socioeconomic landscape of the socioeconomically disadvantaged.