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Jenna Wortham

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Jenna Wortham is an American journalist. She works as a culture writer for The New York Times Magazine. She co-hosts The New York Times podcast Still Processing.
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Work Won't Love You Back
How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone
Sarah Jaffe - 2021-01-26
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A deeply-reported examination of why "doing what you love" is a recipe for exploitation, creating a new tyranny of work in which we cheerily acquiesce to doing jobs that take over our lives. You're told that if you "do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." Whether it's working for "exposure" and "experience," or enduring poor treatm...
Jenna Wortham
@CAMONGHNE @aja_monet this book changed me      source
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A Novel
Megan Giddings - 2020-03-24
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A startling debut about class and race, Lakewood evokes a terrifying world of medical experimentation—part The Handmaid’s Tale, part The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.When Lena Johnson’s beloved grandmother dies, and the full extent of the family debt is revealed, the black millennial drops out of college to support her family and takes a job in...
Jenna Wortham
@steffantriplett @lithub @megiddings @AmistadBooks i just finished this book and cannot stop thinking about it      source
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Mary H. K. Choi - 2021-03-02
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From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters switching places and committing insurance fraud to save one of their lives.Jayne Baek is barely getting by. She shuffles through fashion school, saddled with a deadbeat boyfriend, clout-chasing friends, and a wretched eating disorder ...
Jenna Wortham
Yolk is one of the best books i read in 2020; cannot WAIT to be back on tour with Mary to go DEEP on her latest book 🍳🍳🍳      source
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The Undocumented Americans
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio - 2020-03-24
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One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the first time using her own name. It was right after th...
Jenna Wortham
@CHROMAT_PARTY @mama__lucha yes! Also highly recommend reading the undocumented Americans      source