Alissa Quart is the author of three non-fiction books, a journalist, an Emmy nominated multimedia producer, a professor, and a poet. Alissa is currently working on her latest non-fiction book, Squeezed, about the American middle class family for HarperCollins. Her first book of poetry, Monetized, was just published. Alissa is the Editor in Chief of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a non-profit devoted to commissioning, editing and placing narrative journalism, photography and video about inequality and economic insecurity. You can hear Alissa talking about her work and ideas here and here.