Courtney Martin - Author

About the Author

Courtney E. Martin is a writer originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She writes for a range of national publications, including Newsweek, Newsday, Alternet, The Christian Science Monitor, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Utne Reader, Women's eNews, Poets & Writers, Publisher's Weekly, BUST, Bitch, and ReadyMade, among others. Courtney is also a contributing blogger for Crucial Minutiae and Feministing.

 

Courtney's been honored with the ChoiceUSA Setting the Message Straight Award, the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics, and fellowships from the Puffin Foundation, the Clark Foundation, and the Oral History Association. In addition, she is a Woodhull fellow.

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The New Better Off Reinventing the American Dream

The New Better Off Reinventing the American Dream

Author: Courtney Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2016

Are we living the good life,and what defines'good,' anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TED speaker and On Being columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the New Better Off. The New Better Off puts a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job, home ownership, and a nuclear family structure,illuminating the alternate ways Americans are seeking happiness and success. Including commentary on recent changes in how we view work, customs and community, marriage, rituals, money, living arrangements, and spirituality, The New Better Off uses personal stories and social analysis to explore the trends shaping our country today. Martin covers growing topics such as freelancing, collabourative consumption, communal living, and the breaking down of gender roles. The New Better Off is about the creative choices individuals are making in their vocational and personal lives, but it's also about the movements, formal and informal, that are coalescing around the New Better Off idea,people who are reinventing the social safety net and figuring out how to truly better their own communities.

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