"Janesville" by Amy Goldstein is a non-fiction book that tells the story of a small Wisconsin town and its people in the aftermath of the closure of a major General Motors plant. The book follows the lives of workers who lost their jobs, community leaders, and politicians as they try to cope with the economic fallout and find new ways to revitalize their community. It offers a poignant and insightful account of the human impact of deindustrialization and the challenges faced by those trying to rebuild their lives in its wake.
About the Author
Amy Goldstein is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. She spent 30 years at The Washington Post, where she covered a wide range of topics, including healthcare, social policy, and politics. Goldstein has also written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and other publications.
In 2017, Goldstein published her first book, "Janesville: An American Story”. "Janesville" has been widely praised for its depth and empathy. The book was a finalist for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year award, and was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.
Goldstein's work has focused on issues of social justice and inequality, and she has won numerous awards for her reporting on healthcare policy and the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Her reporting on the opioid epidemic won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
Overall, Amy Goldstein is a highly respected journalist and author who has a talent for telling important stories with empathy and nuance. "Janesville" is a testament to her skill as a storyteller, and offers a valuable perspective on the challenges facing working-class Americans in the 21st century.