I thought the book was both interesting and informative.
An interesting discussion of the fate of small town America and what could truly be the cause, "Hollowing Out the Middle" is a fascinating and highly recommended read.
They recommend immigration and the broadening of the population base, which have the feel of abstract and sociological solutions out of a textbook.
I believe it explained many of the problems facing middle America, although without many concrete suggestions on how to rectify the problem. Read morePublished 4 months ago by mel crain
It is a good book. I was required to get this for school. It seems like it was well written. It is very interestingPublished 9 months ago by Jared
This is an interesting book that really sends a great message. It makes you stop and think about the way our society has left an entire group of children behind. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Marty A.
What I liked most about this book is how you could easily compare the shrinking town in Iowa, "Ellis," to many countries that are also experiencing a brain drain. Read morePublished 21 months ago by R. F. A.
This was an awesome book for anyone who is interested in rural sociology. It goes in-depth into the rural brain drain, and how the best and brightest are strongly encouraged to go... Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by Michael C
I grew up in a small town in the Midwest and can relate to the stories in this book. True, these small towns can be towns that time forgot but that is what attracts some people to... Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by Richard Olson
This text is a quick read, but brings clearly into focus a huge problem in America. A MUST READ FOR EVERY US CITIZEN!Published on November 2, 2011 by Cynthia D. Cornwell
I thought the book was both interesting and informative. The fact that qualitative data was the basis for the entire book was concerning but overall how else would you measure the... Read morePublished on October 4, 2011 by Student4Life
I read this for one of my classes, and found myself surprisingly with mixed feelings. I grew up overseas, and was therefore always an "outsider" no matter where I went--when I... Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by International student