Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-23-2019, 06:09 PM
manson1972's Avatar
manson1972 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 11,386

Dignity - New book by Chris Arnade


I didn't know who this was until I heard him on NPR a couple weeks ago, talking about his new book - "Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America" It tells the story of the author giving up his Wall Street life and driving around America talking to those in the "back row".

He makes the point that success today in America is defined by doing well in school, going to college, getting a good job, succeeding financially. And it turns out, a lot of people don't want that. They want a job, in their home town, where they can maintain their dignity, provide for a family, support their roots and their town, and live a nice life surrounded by friends and family. Kind of eye opening for me, because I'm a firm supporter of "Be successful and move out of your bum-fuck town, city, or state". But the book opened my eyes to what other people consider "success" and "happiness".

In any event, I highly recommend it.
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2018 STM Reader, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017