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Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone by [Sarah Jaffe]

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Editors' pick: Sarah Jaffe offers an astute cautionary tale that warns that “doing what you love” can lead to you being exploited and drained. "—Chris Schluep, Amazon Editor
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"A stunning critique of capitalism, a collective conversation on the meaning of life and work, and a discerning contribution to the demands of the future society everyone deserves."

-- "Jane McAlevey, author of A Collective Bargain"

"An extremely timely analysis of how we arrived at these brutal inequalities and of some of the ways in which a deliberately atomised workforce is beginning to organize to challenge them."

-- "The Guardian (London)"

"By pulling apart the myth that work is love, Jaffe shows us that we can reimagine futures built on care, rather than exploitation."

-- "Naomi Klein, New York Times bestselling author"

"Jaffe is clear-eyed about all the ways employers exploit workers' goodwill, but...she has also seen how workers use love to their advantage in organizing."

-- "New Republic"

"Jaffe's committed, on-the-ground engagement, historical range, and ferocious gathering of revolutionary thought combines to create something genuine and profound."

-- "Jordy Rosenberg, author of Confessions of the Fox"

"Jaffe's exhaustive research, expressed in crisp and lucid sentences, is served well by her high-quality narration."

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B087C44LV6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bold Type Books (January 26, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 26, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2037 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 433 pages
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Sarah Jaffe is the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, which Robin D.G. Kelley called “The most compelling social and political portrait of our age.” She is a Type Media Center reporting fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, the Guardian, the Washington Post, The New Republic, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, as well as a columnist at The Progressive and New Labor Forum.

Sarah is currently at work on her next book, Work Won’t Love You Back, on the “labor of love”–how we all came to love our jobs, or at least to be forced to pretend to, and how this drains the security, bank accounts, and happiness of workers from restaurant servers to NFL players, nannies to nurses to Hollywood actors. It will be out in 2021 from Bold Type Books.

Sarah was formerly a staff writer at In These Times and the labor editor at AlterNet. She was also the web director at GRITtv with Laura Flanders. She was a contributing editor on The 99%: How the Occupy Wall Street Movement is Changing America, from AlterNet books, as well as a contributor to the anthologies At the Tea Party and Tales of Two Cities, both from OR Books, Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America, from Picador, and Labor in the Time of Trump, from ILR Press.

She was one of the first reporters to cover Occupy Wall Street and the Fight for $15, has appeared on numerous radio and television programs to discuss topics ranging from electoral politics to Superstorm Sandy, from punk rock to public-sector unions.

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