Summary Of The Worst Years Of Our Lives By Barbara Ehrenreich

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n Barbara Ehrenreich’s The Worst Years of Our Lives, she highlights a significant infection festering in American Culture: television as a main event, or only event in a day. As she says “you never see people watching tv”, and that happens because it truly isn’t entertaining. It substitutes for a life. The television has been pulling people into an allusion of a false reality and a seemingly boring life since its implementation. She essentially illustrates the negative impact television has on todays society. “Dinner is ready!” my mother shouts for the third time while I sit in front of the television at 7 years old mesmerized by SpongeBob and Patrick on their quest to Shell City. While watching I felt as if every other thing in the room was
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