The classic that is widely ackwledged to be the most valuable and insightful book ever written on the dynamics of working-class family life by a rewned sociologist, psychotherapist, and bestselling author. One of the most devastating critiques of contemporary American life that I have read. --Michael B. Katz Professor of History, York University This is a sensitive and compassionate portrayal of childhood, marriage, and adult life among the hard-working t-quite poor. It is an important contribution to our understanding of ourselves. --Robert S. Weiss, author of Marital Separation
Lillian Rubin lives and works in San Francisco. She is an internationally known writer and lecturer, who has published twelve books over the last three decades. She is a sociologist and psychotherapist.