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Strangers in Their Own Land
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right | Arlie Russell Hochschild
In "Strangers in Their Own Land," the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets among them a Tea Party activist whose town has been swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a drilling accident people whose concerns are actually ones that all Americans share: the desire for community, the embrace of family, and hopes for their children. "Strangers in Their Own Land" goes beyond the commonplace liberal idea that these are people who have been duped into voting against their own interests. Instead, Hochschild finds lives ripped apart by stagnant wages, a loss of home, an elusive American dream and political choices and views that make sense in the context of their lives. Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it "feels" like to live in red America. Along the way she finds answers to one of the crucial questions of contemporary American politics: why do the people who would seem to benefit most from liberal government intervention abhor the very idea? "
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Pinta
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Berkeley prof heads to Louisiana for “field study” to break down “empathy wall” & connect. Makes friends with friendly, hardworking Tea Partiers. Her ? :why would they vote against their own economic interests, support megindustries that poison neighborhoods, bring death & disease to families? “Deep story”=other Americans “cutting in line” towards prosperity. Yes, empathy=key to understanding but odd study seems afraid to draw conclusions. 2017

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bridge12
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Pickpick

It‘s been incredibly humid here and it made the page curl. Cat tax for all who hate to see it happen to a book.

I highly recommend this book, in fact I‘m about to drop it off at a friends house tomorrow (socially distant of course). Arlie does a wonderful job explaining the Louisiana Tea Party. Working as an environmental advocate in Missouri this was really infallible.

Nute Stacking immediately! 2y
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bridge12
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It‘s a “reading in bed still” type of Saturday.

CW: politics

I‘m really enjoying this perspective... “For the left, the flashpoint is up the class ladder (between the very top and the rest); for the right, it is down between the middle class and the poor. For the left, the flashpoint is centered in the private sector; for the right, in the public sector. Ironically, both call for an honest day‘s pay for an honest day‘s work.”

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I remember when I heard Hillbilly Elegy was a great explanation of the rise of the Tea Party and the conservative right in blue collar America. Then I read the book and found it wanting. I should have immediately picked up this book, because it‘s everything the other book wasn‘t. Social commentary done by a professional, but readable.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
#nonfictionchallenge2020 #somethingabouteconomics

Sace I have avoided Hillbilly Elegy because it just strikes me as a book I don't want to read (don't know why), but I have this one sitting on a shelf. I should read it. I bought it right after the 2016 election and then didn't read it 🙄 3y
Crazeedi I may read this one, I have Appalachia in my background, and it's much more complex and misunderstood than people know. Parts of elegy were on the mark, but parts were not. 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Scochrane26 Thanks - even reading the posts about that book is interesting. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Sace Give it a try. It‘s way more worth your time than Hillbilly Elegy. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi it‘s a good book. But know, it‘s not about Appalachia. It‘s mostly about Southern Louisiana. 3y
Crazeedi @BarbaraTheBibliophage yes I did see that, still many things may be similar in traditions, that's what I'm interested in learning!! 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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#thoughtfulthursday

1. Either returning to the gym after a cold and sinus infection, or the Lev Parnas interviews
2. Expecting some snow, so I put the puzzle table up!
3. The tagged book and Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Thanks for the tag @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ! I‘m late to the game, so if you‘re seeing this, consider yourself tagged. 🤓

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️ 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Audiobook accompaniment to my holiday de-decorating today. I‘m trying hard to read not just #MountTBR books, but those from the #waybacklist. And this is long overdue. Hoping it also counts as #somethingabouteconomics for the #nonfictionchallenge2020.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like a great book, and I think it will definitely work for that. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yeah, it‘s really interesting and so far set in Louisiana bayou country. We are headed to NOLA next month, so it‘s a good perspective. And I‘m about 2 hours in—seems like a fit! 3y
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TiredLibrarian
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1. Tagged 📚😊
2. Only one? 🤔 Healing powers.
3. ♊
4. Working
5. 💛💚💙🧡
#Friyayintro @howjessreads

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Sweettartlaura
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Starting this one tonight.
Might be perfect timing - might be enraging.

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MichCaron
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I really thought I was going to hate this book and I ended up devouring it in two days. It was frustrating, rage-inducing and heart-breaking. Every few pages had me ranting but I'm still glad I read it. While I'm confident that I won't ever see eye-to-eye with right leaning political groups, this book humanized the people of Louisiana for me, which is what it set out to do. This is going to make one hell of a good book club discussion.

Andrew65 Welcome to Litsy @MichCaron 😊, thanks for the tag @Melissa_J 👍 5y
DGRachel Thanks for the tag @Melissa_J 😘 Welcome to Litsy @MichCaron 🎉🎉🎉 5y
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GypsyKat @Melissa_J Thank you for the tag! And @MichCaron welcome to Litsy! I hope you come to love it here! 🎉📚 and May I suggest following @MrBook @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck @Jess7 @Cinfhen @LeahBergen @RealLifeReading @Liberty 5y
LeahBergen Hello, @MichCaron 👋🏻 and thanks for the tag, @Melissa_J ! 😘 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @GypsyKat thank you my friend 😘 Welcome to Litsy!!! @MichCaron 🎊📚❤️ 5y
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Purrfectpages @Debiw781 thanks for tagging! Welcome @MichCaron ! 5y
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MrBook Thank you for the tag, @GypsyKat , you amazing Litten! Welcome to the #LitsyFamily, @MichCaron ! 5y
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Cinfhen Great review...definitely want to read this one...welcome to Litsy ❤️thanks so much for the tag @Melissa_J 😘I‘ll add a few names @TrishB @batsy @BarbaraBB @Lizpixie @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Bklover @kspenmoll @Cathythoughts 5y
Cinfhen And thank you @GypsyKat 😘😘😘 5y
batsy Thank you for the tag @Cinfhen 😘 Welcome to Litsy @MichCaron and great review, I really liked this other book by her 5y
Cathythoughts Thanks @Cinfhen for the tag & a very warm welcome @MichCaron - you write a good review 👍🏻I‘m stacking your book ✨✨✨ 5y
TrishB Great review👍🏻 welcome to Litsy @MichCaron thanks @Melissa_J @Cinfhen 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome @MichCaron and thanks for that review. I really MUST get to that book. Thanks @Cinfhen for the intro! 5y
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Bklover Thanks for the tag @Cinfhen and welcome to @MichCaron ! I‘ll tag a couple @TricksyTails @dariazeoli @book.along (edited) 5y
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dariazeoli Welcome to Litsy @MichCaron ! And thanks for the tag @Avanders @Bklover , here are some more to follow: @Captivatedbybooks @Robothugs @JenlovesJT47 @TheWordJar 5y
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TheWordJar Welcome @MichCaron ! Thanks for the tag @dariazeoli ! Some other awesome Littens I‘d suggest following: @EvieBee @MinDea @LauraBeth @Tiffy_Reads @MaleficentBookDragon 5y
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Hoopiefoot
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I can‘t bring myself to read *that* book right now but this one is really good so far.

Kathrin This was my nonfiction favorite of 2017. You won‘t regret it! 5y
8leagueboot Oh, this looks interesting. I've really been trying to understand where my conservative parents are coming from; their sense of loss and persecution and, while I don't agree with all of their reasoning, I do want to read better, more academic analyses of the divide. 5y
Tamra This was fascinating. I had hoped to have a better understanding of “the other side”, but I came away more perplexed and frustrated. Not the fault of the writer, however. It was still a pick. (edited) 5y
Notafraidofwords @8leagueboot that‘s interesting. While I can vaguely understand the loss, I don‘t understand the persecution. Maybe I need to read this. 5y
tpixie Consider watching this video made by a 28 yo mid-western male now living in California. https://youtu.be/-HSYWiUUy3Q (edited) 5y
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specificity
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Brunch~

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Claireluana
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Pickpick

This was a really valuable read. Not easy, pretty heartbreaking reading about the horrible pollution in Louisiana and frustrating how much Tea Party voters vote against their own interest, but valuable nonetheless.

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UrsulaMonarch
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This was helpful for my understanding

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DocBrown
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Pickpick

Slow getting started, it grows on you as it goes along. By the end I found it to be a must-read for anyone interested in walking in the shoes of a typical Trump voter. Much more insightful than Hillbilly Elegy. What would happen if we were able to sustain a dialogue about issues and values instead of identities? Would people be willing to lay down their tribal loyalties and look for common ground?

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Cobscook
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Library haul inspired by Trump's DACA decision and my desire to learn more about how we got here on immigration. Oh and the Pamela Paul book because it's about books of course🤣

LauraBrook The Pamela Paul is So Good! ❤️📚❤️ 5y
Cobscook @LauraBrook The first two chapters were excellent! 5y
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Wannabe_Quijote
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Next up! #audiobook

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SexyCajun
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SexyCajun
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Starting this one today!

cajunsyd What did you think? I am a fellow Cajun and have this one on my list! 5y
SexyCajun @cajunsyd I actually haven't finished it yet... I got about maybe 20 % thru and brought it back to the library.. I really like it so far but I can't seem to#read somethi#g political all the way thru! I wanted so bad to get to the 2nd 📖 of the lunar chronicles! 😂 (edited) 5y
cajunsyd @SexyCajun 😂. Political books aren't usually my thing but I am hoping for some insight into some family members' minds as I lean quite far from them politically. I want to understand why they think the way they do. 5y
SexyCajun @cajunsyd that's gonna be hard.. I feel that she is very fair with everyone she talked with and doesn't judge but she MUST point out the great PARADOX. Why do people vote for someone or something that will completely go against them..I plan on reading the rest of the book.. But I honestly don't think we are ever gonna get a clear answer 5y
cajunsyd @SexyCajun thanks for that insight. I look forward to reading it. 5y
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MelissaSue81
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"We'll probably never see the bayou like God made it in the beginning until He fixes it himself. And that will happen pretty shortly, so it don't matter how much man destroys." ?

DocBrown I grew up surrounded by these short sighted attitudes. Everything got kicked down the road with ‘Well, Jesus is coming back soon so it won‘t matter.‘ 5y
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SuperPunkNinja
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The first of several books I'll be listening to in the hopes it helps me understand what the f*ck is going on in this country.

Suet624 Good luck. Why people choose hate is just beyond me. 5y
SuperPunkNinja @Suet624 I'm an hour and a half in and I'm not feeling any sympathy yet. 5y
Hooked_on_books This one didn't help me. It just made me feel like people are just as irrational as I feared. 5y
SuperPunkNinja @Hooked_on_books That's how I'm feeling about it too. 5y
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Schmann
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"...residents of red states suffer higher rates of industrial pollution than do residents of blue states. Voters in the twenty-two states that voted Republican in the five presidential elections between 1992 and 2008 - and who generally call for less government regulation of business - lived in more polluted environments. Residents in the twenty-two Democratic states that generally favor stricter regulations...live in cleaner environments."

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MelissaSue81
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I'm only a few pages in.. and I know this was written by a hardcore liberal, but I'm already sensing a strong sense of "these right wingers are dummies voting against their own interests". I was hoping for something a little less biased.

DocBrown I felt the same going in, but if you stick with it you sense more empathy and less judgment. Even though in the end she still feels that her perspective is the correct one, at least she's able to meet people where they are and try to understand. 5y
MelissaSue81 I bailed about halfway through. It still felt judgey (though she attempted to show things from their side).. and it also felt too much like books I had to read in undergrad (Kozol, Ehrenreich).. started to feel like homework. :) 5y
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Hooked_on_books
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Unfortunately this book primarily confirmed what I already suspected about the belief systems of the far right. However, there was some food for thought and I appreciate that the book is written by a liberal sociologist, letting me feel as though I had a friendly guide through this territory. I definitely agree that we as a society seem to be segregating ourselves more and more along political lines, exacerbating the divide.

Laalaleighh 📚 6y
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PNWBookseller85
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Just a quick thought about the importance of indie bookstores in light of the recent news about Amazon buying out another chunk of American culture: indie booksellers are more than just customer service reps. They are out there on the front lines, giving us access to information from all perspectives. I appreciate more than ever what they do in light of our current political climate. 🙏

Hooked_on_books Yes! They are so important. #getindie 6y
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Jas16
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I picked up this book to prevent me from fighting with my brother. I love him but we are on opposite sides of the political spectrum. I live in a liberal bubble and he voted for Trump. When I read the news I have the impulse to call him and ask him if he agrees with what is happening and that would lead to a fight. Did this book make me understand all the insanity in this country? No. It did show me some different perspectives. And made me sad.

Tamra The hopelessness is what struck me. 6y
Suet624 I have this sitting on my table and can't seem to open it. 6y
kathedron That looks interesting; I'd add it to my stack but UK politics​ is about as much as I can cope with right now. 6y
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Jas16
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Going to try to finish the book tonight. Going to try not to finish all the ice cream tonight. #booksandicecream #riotgrams

Tamra It left me hopeless. 😑 6y
JazzFeathers How did it go? 😆 6y
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Minimalgrl
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Library hold finally came through... a little light reading ...

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TheJOMOreader
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Just finished, and was riveted. Between this and Matthew Desmond's Evicted, I want to read ALL THE BOOKS by embedded Sociologists. What else am I missing??

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Floresj
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The first half of the book felt a bit pompous but the second was spot on. The ability to articulate how and why the American right thinks and feels was well done. I definitely said to myself, "I could see that" and feel, even though I completely disagree, this book helped me understand how and why we are so politically divided.
The environmental parts break my heart, though ?.

Lacythebookworm I'm halfway through and finding it both sad and eye-opening. Definitely a worthwhile read 🙌😊 6y
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Floresj
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The analogy of line cutters as a way to describe Tea Party anger is one of the best I've seen. I've heard echoes of this when I listen to far right leaning relatives. I've just never been able to articulate what I heard from those who are as far right as I am left.😊

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kiminreverse
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I respect Hochschild's ability to portray her subjects views without judgment, because it sure sounds absurd to me.

Notafraidofwords 💅🏼 6y
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Lacythebookworm
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Looking forward to starting this!

Karen_V I heard good things about it from a friend who's a sociologist. And I've really liked Hochschild's other work, too! 6y
Lacythebookworm @Karen_V That's good to hear! This will be my first by her. 6y
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BookishMarginalia
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My current audiobook, another in my quest to understand the conservative mindset and why so many vote against their own interests.

Caterina As someone from a conservative town in South Carolina, who was fairly conservative until I left for college and discovered the liberal side of things, I'm very interested in reading this book! 6y
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ReadingsByTheC
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I've been trying to finish this book for three weeks. I feel like I need to finish, but it's so maddening! And I'm a one book at a time person so it's putting me in a mini slump. 😦

Notafraidofwords I recently made the switch to two books. One fiction and one nonfiction. 6y
Notafraidofwords It's helped with the slumps. 6y
ReadingsByTheC @Notafraidofwords That's a great idea. I've been dying to read something lighter and maybe if I have an escape the non fiction won't drag me down so much. Thanks! 6y
Notafraidofwords @ReadingsByTheC no problem. I usually choose vastly different topics too! 6y
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Literaryunicorn
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On the last 50 pages of this - SO interesting. I am reading it right after Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance in an attempt to understand more about why Trump was elected. I think Strangers does a better job with that specific question, but both are definitely worth the time.

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PacingTheCage
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Books, Coffee, and Rain here in NC today. Oh and my pug, Bleecker in my lap.

Stay dry my friends!

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8little_paws
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This book is infuriating, but I'm glad I read it. Read this, not hillbilly elegy.

Why I read it: NY Times Trump reading list, NBA nonfiction longlist

BookishMarginalia Current read! 6y
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8little_paws
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Hi Litsy I'm still alive and well. Had nearly no to time to read this past week 😔😔😔 and now I do and this freaking cat.....

DGRachel But kitty loooves you! 😻😹 6y
Dolly Lol Purr...purr....purr😻 6y
Megabooks Kitties! 😉 6y
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SharonGoforth 😻😻 6y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 6y
SusanInTiburon Kitty had no time to interrupt your reading last week! 6y
EllieDottie Haha 😻 6y
moranadatter Cats! Gotta love the little monsters. Also, great shirt! 6y
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LauraBeth
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I'm having coconut cake and coffee for dinner ☕️🍰

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
Lmstraubie Lucky girl! 🍰 6y
ramyasbookshelf Now I want cake and coffee for dinner! 6y
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AlaMich Cuz we're grown ups and we can eat whatever we want for dinner!! 😃 6y
Kris10 I'm so jealous! 6y
rustoryhuf I gave up chocolate for Lent, so of course I had chocolate for breakfast. 6y
LauraBeth @AlaMich exactly! 6y
LauraBeth @rustoryhuf nice! 👏👏 6y
LauraBeth @ramyasbookshelf 😀😀 do it! 6y
LauraBeth @Lmstraubie, @LeahBergen, @Kris10 happiness is cake for dinner 😋 6y
Laura317 We all had strawberry shortcake for supper! Must be the dessert-for-supper vibe tonight. 6y
LauraBeth @Laura317 😋😋hope y'all had a wonderful Easter! 6y
lamaman2boys I'm on a big baking kick, thanks to the Great British Bake Off & I think next weekend I might have to make coconut cake! 6y
minkyb I knew I really liked you! 6y
LauraBeth @lamaman2boys I ❤️ that show! 6y
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LauraBeth
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I've heard that if you liked Hillbilly Elegy or if you read Hillbilly Elegy but thought it under-delivered, then this book is a great follow-up read. Starting it tonight 😀

Lacythebookworm I've heard good things about this. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts 😊 6y
Cinfhen Sounds interesting, curious and eager to hear your thoughts 💞 6y
AmyG I read a fascinating article about the author and this book. It sits on my enormous TBR pile. 6y
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alisahar
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I can't praise this book enough. If you're a liberal trying to understand why YOU suddenly feel like a "stranger in your own land," read it. Beautifully written, thoroughly researched, and written with humanity. I thought she had an especially nuanced analysis of southern racial resentment & how it interplays with the economic dynamics. Aaagh I wish I had a Boston book club to discuss this with!

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alisahar
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So the Lucky Day Collection is a feature at the Boston Public Library where you just walk in and you can CHECK OUT a book with a hold list a mile long because it's your "lucky day." Lucky for me I was killing some time between work and an event. I wasn't able to finish this after my e-book check out expired. ?

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Kathrin
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This book has been a revelation for me even though it left me with more questions than answers sometimes. For me it explained very clearly that politics are deeply emotional decisions and that the feeling counts more than studies and statistics. The author also makes a good case to climb the empathy wall and to try to connect with the people on the other side.

Hooked_on_books The problem is I feel as though many people on the other side don't want to connect. Hopefully I'm wrong. 6y
Kathrin @Hooked_on_books I think this feeling might be mutual. For myself, I can't even watch the news without breaking out in hives, so I don't know if I have it in me. 6y
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Sweettartlaura
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My bookish day:
- Finished one ARC at the salon (How to be Human)
- Got a rec for Strangers in Their Own Land chatting at the salon
- Got another ARC (Lola) in the mail
- Stopped at Destiny City Comics for AD After Death - it's not in yet - but because I can't leave a place where they sell bound printed material empty-handed, I left with vol 1 of Wytches, Royal City #1, American Gods #1... And a ltd ed signed print of the American Gods cover
🙌🏻

Texreader Impressive!! 6y
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Kathrin
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This chapter has been a revelation for me so far. 😮😮😮

Hooked_on_books In what way? 6y
Kathrin @Hooked_on_books After the election, everyone tried to explain how this could have happened and many books claimed that they cracked the mystery (e.g. Hillbilly Elegy)... and for my me chapter nine of this book actually did it. 6y
Hooked_on_books Ahhhh, maybe I will read it after all! 6y
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Kathrin
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This is a tough read... sometimes I feel like the more I read, the less I understand.

Hooked_on_books I have this one on my TBR but am hesitating about it for that very reason. 6y
LectricSheep I found this book to be so thought provoking. It definitely presents more problems than it resolves, but I like that it didn't try to wrap the big, messy problem of American rural politics up in a near bow at the end. It felt honest, which let me be more honest with myself about my own thoughts-- if that makes sense. 😅 6y
Kathrin @LectricSheep Yes, I think it makes sense! This way the author certainly leaves room for thoughts instead of feeding the reader an opinion. 6y
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DreesReads
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This book is interesting, but I wish the author had asked the people she talked to one specific question: what do they see as being the American Dream? Because they are, by her analogy, angry at all of the people "cutting in front of them in line for the American Dream". They think they haven't achieved it, but I think they have: land (sometimes acres and acres), house, family, SUV, community. So what is it they think they deserve and from whom?

LitLogophile I want to read this book, but I'm intimidated by how it would make me feel. Hopefully the answer to your question isn't "a racially and spiritually homogenous society." ? 6y
DreesReads @lostlogophile this book made me angry and frustrated and left me as confused as ever--and I don't mean angry at the author. But yes, they have not recovered from the civil war or the loss of Jim Crow. Or women gaining rights. Or refugees being admitted. They despise the poor, govt, govt employees--yet what they believe to be true statistics wise isn't. A very frustrating read, but definitely interesting. 6y
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KaraDunn
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One of the most readable and engaging books on my post-election reading list. Bonus photo of a beautiful swamp in Louisiana, the state where Hochschild conducted her research for this book.

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alisahar
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Just a few pages into this book and it promises to be excellent. This insight strikes me as profoundly true.

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DreesReads
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Picked this up at the library today. I am 30 pages in and my empathy levels are going down, not up. We'll see!

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