We've always admired author Barbara Ehrenreich, both for her groundbreaking works of investigative journalism and for her strong voice as an advocate for American workers. Her latest book, Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, is now out in paperback. In this follow-up to her first bestseller, Nickel and Dimed, Ehrenreich goes undercover to explore the world of the white-collar unemployed.
Ehrenreich uses her experiences on the job hunt as a lens to examine the current culture of work in the U.S. The result is a searing look at the new economy and its casualties.