Journalist, author

Alissa writes about: Economics, Society

Alissa Quart is the author of five acclaimed books of nonfiction: Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2023), Squeezed, Republic of Outsiders, Hothouse Kids, and Branded. She is the Executive Director of the nonprofit the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. She is also the author of two books of poetry including Thoughts and Prayers. She has written for many publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and TIME. Her honors include an Emmy, an SPJ award and a Nieman fellowship. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

The mantra of my investigation into economic insecurity: it’s not your fault.


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