I think the 21st Century has not been kind to Americans. We’ve seen the longest war in American history, what feels like the beginning of the end of the American middle class, politics descend to a mean, more mean-spirited level than we’ve ever seen before, and a health care system that’s become–for many of us–the biggest threat to our economic well-being out there.
So I’ve done what writers do: I’ve started writing about it.
The result–after a year’s worth of study, research, and writing–is the book proposal I just sent my agent: WHY EVERYTHING SUCKS With Just A Few Modest Proposals That Might Make It All Suck A Little Less.
This book is, I hope, a thoughtful and entertaining look at all the things that have gone wrong in modern American life: politics, health care, wealth inequality, and a whole list of other issues that have made made life tougher and more challenging for most of us (and better than ever for a select few).
As the title suggests, though, I offer some solutions that I hope might make it all a little bit better.
The article that I’ve uploaded is loosely adapted from some of that work. I’ve just submitted it to The Huffington Post and am waiting to hear if they’re interested.
In the meantime, I thought I’d upload this to the blog. Just click on the link to pull up the .pdf.
Hope you enjoy!