Media Coverage

An interview with Nan Mooney at
"There is this mythology that it's the individual's fault, because America is the country of individualism. These personal-finance books promote the idea that you can be a millionaire too. And I think it takes the pressure off government and employers to help."
Praise for Not Keeping Up With Our Parents
“What happens when the center cannot hold? With great empathy and infectious alarm, Nan Mooney charts the travails of America's middle class in this important book.”
—Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt
“We hear a lot about the runaway wealth of American professionals. In this important book, Nan Mooney reminds us that most have no such luck. Working in jobs they love provides a sense of moral worth but doesn’t cover the bills for teachers, legal aid lawyers, practicing artists and others. Something has gone wrong in America and this book gives us a grip on the crisis.”
             —Katherine Newman, coauthor of The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America
“A book for the distressed and confused because their life plan has gone to pieces. Mooney illuminates what has happened to them—and why.”
                     —Nicholas Von Hoffman, NY Observer columnist and regular contributor to The Nation
“If you’re wondering why, in our age of plenty, the financial treadmill keeps moving faster and faster for America’s increasingly educated—and increasingly insecure—middle class, you owe it to yourself to read this book. It’s all here: the big trends, the compelling portraits, the ideas for personal and political change, and the call to arms we so desperately need.”
Jacob S. Hacker, author of The Great Risk Shift
“This is the kind of book that you wish was fiction. But, as Nan Mooney’s incisive new book shows, the fact is that this generation has inherited an economy with too many low-paying no-benefit jobs and an eroding middle class. Millions of young families wonder where they went wrong when, in fact, their economic problems are largely the result of policies that generated higher incomes for a select few and rising economic insecurity for the rest of us. In this timely book, Ms. Mooney pushes us to demand an economy that works for all of us, not just the very wealthy.”
Heather Boushey, senior economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Ms. Mooney's appearances:

Listen to Nan on the PBS NewsHour.

Listen to Nan discuss her book on NPR member station KUOW
Listen to Nan on NPR's "On Point"