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Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope
Tightrope Americans Reaching for Hope
Author: Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
With stark poignancy and political dispassion Tightrope addresses the crisis in working-class America while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. Drawing us deep into an “other America,” the authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the people with whom Kristof grew up, in r...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780525655084
ISBN-10: 0525655085
Publication Date: 1/14/2020
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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This is my favorite kind of nonfiction because it presents personal stories to highlight the problems we are facing and offers specific, concrete examples of programs and policies that work to address them. The Appendix has 10 specific steps you can take. I appreciated the distillation of how we got to this point, the heart-breaking descriptions of where we are now in terms of the lives of poor children, and the changes we need to make to improve going forward.

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