Having and Being Had

Having and Being Had

9780571346424

 

An incisive collection from award-winning author Eula Biss, Having and Being Had is a personal reckoning with the intricacies of money, class and capitalism. Having just purchased her first home, Eula Biss embarks on a roguish and risky self-audit of the value system she has bought into. The result is Having and Being Had: a radical interrogation of work, leisure and capitalism.

Playfully ranging from IKEA to Beyonce to Pokemon, across bars and laundromats and universities, she asks, of both herself and her class, 'In what have we invested?

'A major achievement.' CLAUDIA RANKINE

'Endlessly absorbing.' SINEAD GLEESON

'A probing tour of capitalism and class.' MAGGIE NELSON

'Exhilarating.' JENNY OFFILL

 

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Faber & Faber

2021

Adult Non Fiction

Arts and Culture

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