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Coming Up Short

Updated on Dec 20, 2017   •   Jennifer M. Silva   •   non-fiction  •  books

I am grateful to Conor Hodges for gifting me this book.

The book discusses narratives from American young working-class adults who face challenges and opportunities in 21st Century United States. Silva creates a beatiful compilation of these narratives and binds them with context to showcase grave challenges that current-day United States is facing. She discusses economic hardships, aversion to financial resources and government oversight, corporate culture and the realization of the American Dream in the 2000s. The book is written as an academic manuscript and is well-researched, raw and blunt, and precise. It was a good read during my travel, especially it was a getaway from popular culture and core academics.