Daytime Book Discussion of Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein

Date & Time: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location(s): 
Lakeview Library
2845 N. Sherman Ave
Madison, WI

Join us around the fireplace to discuss "Janesville: An American Story" by Amy Goldstein. New members always welcome. 

This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its main factory shuts down—but it’s not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up. 

Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Amy Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation’s oldest operating General Motors assembly plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, Goldstein shows the consequences of one of America’s biggest political issues. Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it’s so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class. 

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Event Cost: Free
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Pre-Registration?: No
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided?: Yes
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Last Updated : 11/19/2018