The New Better Off: Reinventing The American Dream

September 13, 2016|
The New Better Off: Reinventing The American Dream by Courtney E. Martin
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Are we living the good life-and what defines 'good,' anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TED speaker andOn Beingcolumnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the New Better Off."The New Better Offputs a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job, home ownership, and a nuclear family structure-illuminating the alternate ways Americans are seeking happiness and success. Including commentary on recent changes in how we view work, customs and community, marriage, rituals, money, living arrangements, and spirituality,The New Better Offuses personal stories and social analysis to explore the trends shaping our country today. Martin covers growing topics such as freelancing, collaborative consumption, communal living, and the breaking down of gender roles.The New Better Offis about the creative choices individuals are making in their vocational and personal lives, but it's also about the movements, formal and informal, that are coalescing around the New Better Off idea-people who are reinventing the social safety net and figuring out how to truly better their own communities. "
Title:The New Better Off: Reinventing The American DreamFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 1 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 1 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1580055796

ISBN - 13:9781580055796

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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