Brigid Schulte: Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Apr 6, 2015


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Schulte writes about work-life issues and poverty, seeking to understand what it takes to live “The Good Life” across race, class and gender. Her work aims to answer such questions as: Why do Americans work such long hours? Why can't minimum wage salaries cover the cost of a two-bedroom apartment? Why is good child care expensive and hard to find? Why are fathers now more harried than mothers? And why don’t Americans take vacation?