Squeezed weaves together original research and reporting to investigate how the high costs of American parenthood have bankrupted the middle class, and examines solutions that might help families across the country.
Reviews of SQueezed
Jul. 2018 | "The vanishing middle class," BookPage
Jun. 2018 | "For the struggling middle class, Alissa Quart has a message: you're not alone," The Guardian
Jun. 2018 | "The decline of America's middle classes," Financial Times
Jun. 2018 | "All the Great Books to Read This June," Nylon
Jun. 2018 | "BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read in June," BITCH
Jun. 2018 | "10 best books of June: the Monitor's picks," The Christian Science Monitor
Jun. 2018 | "Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America," Publishers Weekly
Jun. 2018 | "Fighting to stay in the middle class," Kirkus Reviews
May 2018 | "22 New Books to Read This Summer," Time
Dec. 2017 | "50 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018," Nylon
Dec. 2017 | "Spring 2018 Announcements: Politics & Current Events," Publishers Weekly
Republic of Outsiders
Republic of Outsiders is about the growing number of Americans who disrupt the status quo: outsiders who seek to redefine a wide variety of fields. They include professional and amateur filmmakers crowd-sourcing their work, transgender and autistic activists, and Occupy Wall Street’s “alternative bankers.” These people push the boundaries of who they can be and what they can do, even turning the forces of co-optation to their benefit. Republic of Outsiders is a critical examination of those for whom being rebellious, marginal, or amateur is a source of strength rather than weakness.
Reviews of Republic of Outsiders
Nov. 2013 | "Gate Crashers," The New York Times
Aug. 2013 | "3 Creative Lessons from the Amateurs, Rebels, and Dreamers of Outsider Subcultures," Fast Company
Aug. 2013 | "Brilliant" and "highbrow" quadrant of the Approval Matrix, New York Magazine
May 2013 | Starred review and Book of the Week for Publishers Weekly
While studies show that children who are superior learners do benefit from enriched early education, the intensely competitive lives of America's gifted and talented kids do have risks. The pressure can have long-term effects in adult life, from debilitating perfectionism to performance anxiety and lifelong feelings of failure. Hothouse Kids provides an in-depth examination provides a much-needed wake-up call that will spark a national debate about this urgent issue.
Generation Y has grown up in an age of the brand, bombarded by name products. Branded illuminates the unsettling new reality of marketing to teenagers, as well as the quieter but no less worrisome forms of teen branding. Chilling, thought-provoking, even darkly amusing, Branded brings one of the most disturbing and least talked about results of contemporary business and culture to the fore-and ensures that we will never look at today's youth the same way again.