By Barbara Ehrenreich
256 pages. Metropolitan.
Lacing outrage with biting humor, Barbara Ehrenreich recasts Woody Guthrie's famous lyric in This Land Is Their Land (Metropolitan). Read these pointed essays—each one a guided missile—on the high cost of being poor, on America's bloodsucking healthcare system, on our hard-to-stimulate economy ("You'd think [it was] a giant sex organ"), and laugh through your tears.