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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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Unmask the myth of "doing what you love" in Work Won't Love You Back, an insightful book by Sarah Jaffe that examines how this mentality leads to exploitation and work taking over our lives. Through personal stories, Jaffe reveals how this new tyranny of work affects various industries, from unpaid interns to overworked nurses. By understanding the trap of the "labor of love" myth, readers can empower themselves to demand better treatment and find true joy and satisfaction in their work.
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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"Explore the haunting world of medical experimentation in this startling debut novel, Lakewood. Follow Lena Johnson, a black millennial who drops out of college to support her family, as she takes a job in the mysterious town of Lakewood, Michigan. Lena's high-paying job comes with no out-of-pocket medical expenses and a free place to live, but she soon discovers she must participate in a secret program and lie to her loved ones about the research being done in Lakewood. With promises of groundbreaking discoveries that could change the world, Lena soon discovers the devastating consequences for those involved. A thought-provoking and thrilling novel, Lakewood uncovers the moral dilemmas faced by working-class families and the horrors inflicted on black bodies in the name of science."
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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Two estranged sisters switch places and commit insurance fraud to save one of their lives in this funny and emotional story by New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi. June has never struggled a day in her life until she's diagnosed with uterine cancer, and Jayne is barely getting by with an eating disorder and a deadbeat boyfriend. Together, these sisters who have nothing in common are forced to live together and confront their differences in this heartwarming tale of sisterhood and sacrifice.
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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Explore the hidden lives of undocumented Americans through the deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation. Follow writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio's journey across the country as she documents the lives of her fellow undocumented immigrants, while also uncovering the mysteries of her own life. From Ground Zero cleanup workers in New York to those seeking medical care in Miami's botanicas, these stories are filled with love, magic, heartbreak, and vulgarity. Through powerful personal narratives and sensitive reporting, discover what it means to be an undocumented American in today's society.
Jenna Wortham
@CHROMAT_PARTY @mama__lucha yes! Also highly recommend reading the undocumented Americans      source