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Barbara Ehrenreich

Political Activist & Author of Nickel and Dimed and Living with a Wild God

Barbara Ehrenreich reflects with biting humor on her journey as a writer and activist, taking audiences inside her Nickel and Dimed experience and sharing anecdotes and lessons learned from each of her powerful books. Audiences will be brought to their feet by Ehrenreich’s deep rooted passion, profound ability to spur discussion, and her signature sense of humor that audiences have come to expect.

Acknowledging that though she may have found more stability and financial security in science or teaching, Ehrenreich imparts audiences with the message that her work has been the adventure of a lifetime and one that she has never regretted. Living proof of the power of chasing your dream and doing what you love, audiences will leave unequivocally inspired to embark on their own adventures.

BIO

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of 21 books, including The New York Times best sellers, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001) and Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America (2010).  Ehrenreich’s latest release, Living with a Wild God (2014) is a brave and honest memoir unlike anything she’s written before. In it, she reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman’s wry and erudite perspective to a young girl’s impassioned obsession with the questions that torment us all. The result is a searing memoir and a profound reflection on science, religion, and the human condition.

Ehrenreich is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Harpers, The Progressive magazine, and Time magazine, and has appeared on Oprah, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and The Joy Behar Show, to name a few.

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of 21 books, including The New York Times best sellers, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001) and Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America (2010).  Ehrenreich’s latest release, Living with a Wild God (2014) is a brave and honest memoir unlike anything she’s written before. In it, she reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman’s wry and erudite perspective to a young girl’s impassioned obsession with the questions that torment us all. The result is a searing memoir and a profound reflection on science, religion, and the human condition.

Ehrenreich is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Harpers, The Progressive magazine, and Time magazine, and has appeared on Oprah, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and The Joy Behar Show, to name a few.

Media

"Barbara’s presentation was thought-provoking, insightful and, at times, downright brave."

Warren County Community College

SPEECH TOPICS

An Evening with Barbara Ehrenreich

Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America

Living with a Wild God: A profound reflection on a childhood obsession, science, religion, and the human condition

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Books & Media
Global Woman book coverLiving with a Wild God book coverNickel and Dimed book coverBait and Switch book coverBlood Rites book cover