Voices from the Rust Belt

Voices from the Rust Belt

The essays in Voices from the Rust Belt "address segregated schools, rural childhoods, suburban ennui, lead poisoning, opiate addiction, and job loss. They reflect upon happy childhoods, successful community ventures, warm refuges for outsiders, and hidden oases of natural beauty. But mainly they are stories drawn from uniquely personal experiences: A girl has her bike sto The essays in Voices from the Rust Belt "address segregated schools, rural childhoods, suburban ennui, lead poisoning, op...

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Title:Voices from the Rust Belt
Author:Anne Trubek
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Voices from the Rust Belt
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Voices from the Rust Belt Reviews

  • Min Zhi Heng
    May 22, 2018
    2.5/3 ...
  • Cheri
    Mar 29, 2018
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...
  • Jenn Estepp
    May 21, 2018
    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...
  • Leah Angstman
    Apr 10, 2018
    My review is published at Pacific Standard . ...
  • Jane
    May 23, 2018
    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...
  • Joni Haynes
    Nov 30, 2017
    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...
  • Pamela
    May 11, 2018
    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...
  • Kelly
    Apr 28, 2018
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  • Rhonda Lomazow
    Mar 10, 2018
    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...
  • Heather Vinson
    May 20, 2018
    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...
  • Shelley
    Feb 01, 2018
    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...
  • Kendra
    Apr 22, 2018
    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...
  • Shannon
    May 30, 2018
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  • Maddie
    Jun 07, 2018
    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...
  • Bob
    Mar 26, 2018
    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...
  • Margitte
    Feb 23, 2018
    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...
  • Colleen
    Apr 12, 2018
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  • Rick
    May 04, 2018
    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...
  • Merrily
    May 07, 2018
    Some essays are better than others, but all are thought provoking. Well worth reading. ...
  • Mary
    Mar 30, 2018
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  • Roberto Lopez
    May 30, 2018
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  • Nancy
    Apr 05, 2018
    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...
  • Nadia
    May 18, 2018
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  • Liz
    Nov 26, 2017
    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...
  • James Von
    Mar 30, 2018
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  • Deborah K. Bukala
    Mar 29, 2018
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  • Susan Meyer
    May 04, 2018
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  • Kathleen
    Feb 11, 2018
    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...
  • Cat
    May 11, 2018
    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...
  • Ronald Drabiski
    Apr 03, 2018
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