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Nicholas Kristof And Sheryl WuDunn On The Challenges Facing Working Class America




Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn speak onstage at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 27, 2014 in New York City.
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn speak onstage at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 27, 2014 in New York City.
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In their new book, Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn delve into the lives of America’s working-class.

“Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope” (Knopf; 2020)
“Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope” (Knopf; 2020)

From the Dakotas and Oklahoma to New York and Virginia, “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope” tells the stories of those navigating poverty, drug addiction, abuse and more, while offering solutions to those issues. To paint the picture, the authors travel to Kristof ‘s hometown— rural Yamhill, Oregon— where about one-fourth of the kids Kristof rode the bus with have died as adults from drugs, alcohol, suicide and reckless accidents.

Larry sits down with authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn to talk about the “other America” and why they felt it necessary to write this book.

Guests:

Nicholas Kristof, New York Times op-ed columnist; co-author of the new book, “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope” (Knopf; 2020)

Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of the new book, “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope” (Knopf; 2020); former business editor and foreign correspondent for the New York Times