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The bestselling, landmark work of undercover reportage, now updated. A sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism.
The bestselling, landmark work of undercover reportage, now updated. Acclaimed as an instant classic upon publication, Nickel and Dimed has sold more than . million copies and become a staple of classroom reading. Americans are a "positive" people-cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity.
Barbara Sher is a business owner, career counselor and best-selling author of six books, each of which provides a unique step-by-step method to uncover talent, pinpoint goals and make dreams come true
Barbara Sher is a business owner, career counselor and best-selling author of six books, each of which provides a unique step-by-step method to uncover talent, pinpoint goals and make dreams come true. She has been called the "godmother of life coaching" and has presented seminars and workshops around the world to universities, professional organizations, Fortune 100 corporations and federal and state government agencies. Her Sher Success Teams Leaders offer her workshop for building teams to go after their goals
Barbara Ehrenreich, at home in Virginia, examines the smiley-faced culture that surrounds breast cancer . Many of the 17 books that Ms. Ehrenreich has written during the past three and half decades have taken her into alien worlds.
Barbara Ehrenreich, at home in Virginia, examines the smiley-faced culture that surrounds breast cancer patients in her latest book, Bright-sided. Barbara Ehrenreich wants to make clear that she is not a spoilsport. No one can call me a sourpuss, she declared. I have a big foot in the joy camp. In her fantastically successful 2001 book, Nickel and Dimed, for example, she details her experience of trying to get by on the salary of an unskilled, minimum-wage worker.
Barbara Smith Shearer.
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, by John Taylor Gatto. Gatto’s book consists of an easy-to-read, yet thought-provoking set of essays critical of the educational system. His background in writing this book is unusual-Gatto was named New York City Teacher of the Year in 1989, 1990, and 1991, and New York State Teacher of the Year in 1991. The eloquence and intelligence with which Gatto vivisects the modern K-12 world makes the book a very worthwhile read for anyone interested in education; it is particularly worthwhile for parents.
Barbara Oakley, author of A Mind for Numbers. Barbara explains that learning begins with creating and internalising small chunks of information (. Though the title promises improvements in math and science, its lessons are applicable to all forms of learning and problem-solving. starting a car, pressing the accelerator, changing gear).