Barbara Ehrenreich was an American author and political activist. During the 1980s and early 1990s, she was a prominent figure in the Democratic Socialists of America.
She was a widely read and award-winning columnist and essayist, and author of 21 books.
Ehrenreich was perhaps best known for her 2001 book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America; a memoir of Ehrenreich’s three-month experiment surviving on a series of minimum wage jobs. She was a recipient of a Lannan Literary Award.
Barbara Ehrenreich Parents: Who are Barbara Ehrenreich parents?
Who are Barbara Ehrenreich’s mother and father? Where are Barbara Ehrenreich’s parents now?
Barbara Ehrenreich was born to Isabelle(mother) and Ben Howes Alexander(father) in Butte, Montana, which she describes as then being “a bustling, brawling, blue collar mining town”.
She described her parents as “strong union people” with two family rules: “never cross a picket line and never vote Republican.
” Ehrenreich described herself as a “fourth-generation atheist” in a 1999 speech.