The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town
Kevin O’Kelley, Christian Science Monitor
“If you want to understand the despair that grips so much of this country, and the love of place that gives so many the strength to keep going, “Glass House” is a place to start.”
Roger Lowenstein, The Wall Street Journal
“A devastating portrait.”
Laura Miller, Slate.com
"Glass House reads like an odd—and oddly satisfying—fusion of George Packer’s The Unwinding and one of Michael Lewis’ real-life financial thrillers."
Justin Fox, Bloomberg.com
"[M]ore than another elegy for good times in Middle America."
"Lancaster native Brian Alexander chronicles the rise and fall of his hometown in his new book, Glass House. "People are genuinely struggling," he tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies. "The economy of the town is struggling, not because there's high unemployment, [but] because the employment that there is all minimum wage, or even lower than minimum wage."
Len Boselovic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"For those still trying to fathom why the land of the free and the home of the brave opted for a crass, vituperative huckster with an unwavering fondness for alternative facts instead of the flawed oligarch Democrats served up, Brian Alexander has a story for you."
Chelsea Hassler, Newsweek
"Alexander goes deep into the heart of what ails us and takes no prisoners."
"Alexander deftly shows how Lancaster represents the collapse of the American dream in microcosm. The other Ohio. The other America. No New Deal awaits them. Their predicament is not covered on the evening news. But they have Trump." Read more...
"A particularly timely read for our tumultuous and divisive era."
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Kirkus Starred Review
"A devastating and illuminating book that shows how a city and a country got where they are and how difficult it can be to reverse course."