The Sleeping Giant Awakens: An Evening with Tamara Draut and Bob Herbert

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 (All day)

Demos and Strand Books invite you to a timely and lively discussion between Demos’ Tamara Draut, author of the new book Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America, and Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow Bob Herbert.  

Draut and Herbert will discuss the struggles, politics and burgeoning power of the new working class.  With an eye towards our upcoming presidential election, and it’s impact on America’s working families, Draut and Herbert will explore how these fearless workers are shifting the political landscape.

Sleeping Giant, in stores on April 5, 2016, is the first major examination of the new working class and the role it will play in our economic and political future. The book explores how the new working class — both more female and more racially diverse than its predecessors — faces major obstacles and opportunities in reclaiming the political power that defined the industrial working class. The stakes are high: Restoring the political and economic power of today’s working class, Draut argues, is the best path to securing all of our economic futures.

PRAISE for Sleeping Giant

“A thorough and lively report on the ‘new working class’ that inhabits our ‘bargain basement economy’”

—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed

RSVP now with a purchase of Sleeping Giant or a $15 Strand gift card.

Tamara Draut is Vice President of Policy and Research at Demos, a national think tank headquartered in New York City, and the author of Strapped: Why America’s 20- and 30-Somethings Can’t Get Ahead.
Bob Herbert is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, having spent eighteen years as an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. He is the author of Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America.