Janet Ingraham Dwyer

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Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises

With a foreword by Michael Eric Dyson, this book is an important read for policymakers and urban dwellers, locally and nationally.

The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite

Though it might have been more effective at half the length, this is an important contribution to the debate on economic inequality and of note to policymakers, activists, and scholars.

Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic

Following after Sam Quinones’s Dreamland, which surveyed the ravages of prescription pills and black tar heroin, this book will assist policymakers, activists, and general readers in understanding better how to respond to the drug crisis that is only more intractable now

The Yellow House

Recommended for all who enjoy family history or care to explore beyond the surface of place. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/19.]

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto

Impassioned and compelling, this important book illuminates the bewildering, tragic contradictions between the realities and the nativist perceptions of human movement across borders.

Women's Work: A Reckoning with the Work of the Home

This vivid, candid narrative of intertwined lives demonstrates that such relationships are transactional yet intensely intimate, with fuzzy, complex roles, and enormous implications about some people's power over others based on affluence and gender.

Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

Compelling, convincing, and deserving of a very wide audience, from general readers to policymakers.

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

Land has perhaps succeeded in having her story told by virtue of her eventual triumph in escaping the grind of poverty. Her journey offers an illuminating read that should inspire outrage, hope, and change.

Downhill from Here: Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality

Strongly recommended for policymakers, business and nonprofit leaders, and general readers concerned (and who isn't?) about their retirement.

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