Tightrope Americans Reaching for Hope By Kristof, Nicholas D., 1959- Book - 2020 | First edition.

Journalist husband and wife use people from his Oregon childhood and others across the country to highlight difficulties in lives that once might have reached the middle class, explaining causes and giving examples of programs and people offering hope.

I’ve been inspired by his NYT’s pieces and found this look at people in his life thought-provoking. Given the pandemic coupled with this momentous week in Minneapolis, the book’s another wake-up call to the trauma of so many lives. Loved this quote that opened one chapter, attributed to Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist: ‘If you are lucky enough to do well, send the elevator back down.’

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