Dale Maharidge & Sarah Smarsh

Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Dale Maharidge presents Fucked at Birth: Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s
In conversation with Sarah Smarsh

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dale Maharidge has spent his career documenting the downward spiral of the American working class, and his new book Fucked at Birth explores the limits of the American Dream in the 2020s. Part raw memoir, part dogged investigative journalism, Fucked at Birth channels the history of poverty in America to help inform the voices Maharidge encounters daily. In an unprecedented time of social activism amid economic crisis, when voices everywhere are rising up for change, Maharidge's journey channels the spirits of George Orwell and James Agee, raising questions about class, privilege, and the very concept of "upward mobility," while serving as a final call to action. Maharidge dares readers to see themselves in those suffering most, and to finally—after decades of refusal—recalibrate what we are going to do about it. For this virtual launch event, Maharidge is joined in conversation by Sarah Smarsh, acclaimed author of Heartland, who says, “Forget hollow commentary from detached television news studios in New York City. Fucked at Birth is the truth."

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 7:30pm

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