Books by Barbara Ehrenreich

Natural Causes

A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, Natural Causes describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable.
Mar 30, 2018 /

Living With a Wild God

Deeply personal and cosmically sweeping—a searing memoir and a profound reflection on science, religion, and the human condition. A work that has the power not only to entertain but amaze.
Feb 19, 2014 /

This Land Is Their Land

Barbara Ehrenreich’s widely acclaimed This Land Is Their Land takes the measure of what we are left with after the cruelest decade in memory and finds lurid extremes all around.
Feb 15, 2014 /

Dancing in the Streets

The exploration of a human impulse that has been so suppressed that we lack even a term for it: the desire for collective joy, historically expressed in revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing.
Feb 15, 2014 /


In this original take on the American frame of mind, Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal nineteenth-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost […]
Feb 15, 2014 /

Bait and Switch

Armed with a plausible résumé of a professional “in transition,” she attempts to land a middle-class job -- undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then trawling a series of job fairs, networking events, and evangelical […]
Feb 15, 2014 /

Nickel and Dimed

Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job equals a better […]
Feb 14, 2014 /

Blood Rites

Origins and History of the Passions of War by Barbara Ehrenreich. Reviews • Buy the Book In Blood Rites, Barbara Ehrenreich confronts the mystery of the human attraction to violence: What draws our species to war and even […]
Feb 14, 2014 /


Other Books by Barbara Ehrenreich

For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts’ Advice to Women
Published 2005

Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy
Published 2004
Metropolitan Books

The Snarling Citizen: Essays
Published 1995
Farrar Straus & Giroux

Kipper’s Game
Published 1993
Farrar Straus & Giroux

Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class
Published 1990

Worst Years of Our Lives
Published 1990

For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts’ Advice to Women
Published 1989

The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment
Published 1987

Re-Making Love: The Feminization of Sex
Published 1987

Women in the Global Factory
Published 1983
South End Press

Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness
Published 1977
Feminist Press

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers
Published 1972
Feminist Press

The American Health Empire: Power, Profits, and Politics
Published 1971
Random House

Long March, Short Spring the Student Uprising at Home and Abroad
Published 1969
Monthly Review Press