Having and Being Had Eula Biss

Having and Being Had

Author: Eula Biss
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Book Title
Having and Being Had
Author
Eula Biss
ISBN
9780525537458
A timely and arresting new look at affluence by the New York Times bestselling author. "My adult life can be divided into two distinct parts," Eula Biss writes, "the time before I owned a washing machine and the time after." Having just purchased her first home, the poet and essayist now embarks on a provocative exploration of the value system she has bought into. Through a series of engaging exchanges-- in libraries and laundromats, over barstools and backyard fences-- she examines our assumptions about class and property and the ways we internalize the demands of capitalism. Described by The New York Times as a writer who "advances from all sides, like a chess player," Biss offers an uncommonly immersive and deeply revealing new portrait of work and luxury, of accumulation and consumption, of the value of time and how we spend it. Ranging from IKEA to Beyonc to Pokemon, Biss asks, of both herself and her class, "In what have we invested?"Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Eula BissPublisher: Riverhead BooksPublished: 09/01/2020ISBN: 9780525537458Pages: 336Weight: 1.00lbsSize: 8.60h x 5.70w x 1.20dReview Citations: Library Journal 04/01/2020 pg. 63
A timely and arresting new look at affluence by the New York Times bestselling author.

"My adult life can be divided into two distinct parts," Eula Biss writes, "the time before I owned a washing machine and the time after." Having just purchased her first home, the poet and essayist now embarks on a provocative exploration of the value system she has bought into. Through a series of engaging exchanges-- in libraries and laundromats, over barstools and backyard fences-- she examines our assumptions about class and property and the ways we internalize the demands of capitalism. Described by The New York Times as a writer who "advances from all sides, like a chess player," Biss offers an uncommonly immersive and deeply revealing new portrait of work and luxury, of accumulation and consumption, of the value of time and how we spend it. Ranging from IKEA to Beyonc to Pokemon, Biss asks, of both herself and her class, "In what have we invested?"

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Eula Biss
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 09/01/2020
ISBN: 9780525537458
Pages: 336
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.70w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Library Journal 04/01/2020 pg. 63
A timely and arresting new look at affluence by the New York Times bestselling author.

"My adult life can be divided into two distinct parts," Eula Biss writes, "the time before I owned a washing machine and the time after." Having just purchased her first home, the poet and essayist now embarks on a provocative exploration of the value system she has bought into. Through a series of engaging exchanges-- in libraries and laundromats, over barstools and backyard fences-- she examines our assumptions about class and property and the ways we internalize the demands of capitalism. Described by The New York Times as a writer who "advances from all sides, like a chess player," Biss offers an uncommonly immersive and deeply revealing new portrait of work and luxury, of accumulation and consumption, of the value of time and how we spend it. Ranging from IKEA to Beyonc to Pokemon, Biss asks, of both herself and her class, "In what have we invested?"

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Eula Biss
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 09/01/2020
ISBN: 9780525537458
Pages: 336
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.70w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Library Journal 04/01/2020 pg. 63