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Third world America [sound recording] : how our politicians are abandoning the m
Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos
Adult Fiction HC106.84 .H84 2010b

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From Publishers' Weekly:

One cannot help expecting to hear the vaguely pan-European, breathless, faintly melodic tones of Huffington-political commentator and founder of the Huffington Post-reading her own tome on the shrinking American middle class. Instead, Huffington has turned over duties to the solid Colleen Marlo, who is more conventionally all-American in tone and style. While it might have been fun to listen to seven consecutive hours of Huffington, Marlo is less exhausting to the ear and does a nice job of softening the harsh edges of Huffington's prose. The result is surprisingly soothing-a tough diagnosis meted out with an appropriate dose of sugar. A Crown hardcover. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

In this title, dramatically read by actress Coleen Marlo, New York Times best-selling author/blogger Huffington (www.-huffingtonpost.com) posits that the United States is in danger of becoming a Third World country if the middle class doesn't wake up and insist on change in Washington. Unfortunately, while she has no difficulty in identifying the problems-e.g., climbing unemployment rates, skyrocketing health-care costs-when it comes to offering solutions she falls into the familiar rhetoric of "we all have to band together" and "American innovation.will save us." Nevertheless, she offers up food for thought from which listeners can draw their own conclusions. While geared to the "abandoned" middle class, this title would perhaps do the most good force-fed to the politicians who claim to represent them.-Valerie Piechocki, Prince George's Cty. Memorial Lib., Largo, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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