Voices from the Rust Belt

Voices from the Rust Belt

The essays in Voices from the Rust Belt "address segregated schools, rural childhoods, suburban ennui, lead poisoning, opiate addiction, and job loss. They reflect upon happy childhoods, successful community ventures, warm refuges for outsiders, and hidden oases of natural beauty. But mainly they are stories drawn from uniquely personal experiences: A girl has her bike sto The essays in Voices from the Rust Belt "address segregated schools, rural childhoods, suburban ennui, lead poisoning, op...

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Title:Voices from the Rust Belt
Author:Anne Trubek
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Voices from the Rust Belt
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Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Voices from the Rust Belt Reviews

  • Min Zhi Heng
    May 22, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

    It took some time for me to get the message of this book, but towards the end it began to hit home like a sledge hammer. Through personal stories of rust belt families I began to understand just how dramatic life has changed for these folks. I was very grateful to have read it. ...

    A heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, nostalgic, and sad collection of essays. Just like the Rust Belt. I worked like crazy to get out of the Rust Belt when I was growing up. Now I wish like nothing else that I could move back. ...

    2.5/3 ...

  • Cheri
    Mar 29, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

  • Jenn Estepp
    May 21, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

  • hoopiefoot
    Jul 22, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

    It took some time for me to get the message of this book, but towards the end it began to hit home like a sledge hammer. Through personal stories of rust belt families I began to understand just how dramatic life has changed for these folks. I was very grateful to have read it. ...

    A heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, nostalgic, and sad collection of essays. Just like the Rust Belt. I worked like crazy to get out of the Rust Belt when I was growing up. Now I wish like nothing else that I could move back. ...

  • Leah Angstman
    Apr 10, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

    It took some time for me to get the message of this book, but towards the end it began to hit home like a sledge hammer. Through personal stories of rust belt families I began to understand just how dramatic life has changed for these folks. I was very grateful to have read it. ...

    A heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, nostalgic, and sad collection of essays. Just like the Rust Belt. I worked like crazy to get out of the Rust Belt when I was growing up. Now I wish like nothing else that I could move back. ...

    2.5/3 ...

    I found this collection to be fairly uneven and the mix of essays confusing in their scope. By the end I was skimming most of them. ...

    Enlightening. Both uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. ...

    Just like every collection of essays, some were great, some were good, and others were "skim worthy." ...

    Some essays are better than others, but all are thought provoking. Well worth reading. ...

    A variety of essays written by people from "The Rust Belt" on the changing economical and cultural realities for these places - Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, Flint, W. Virginia, etc. Everything from taxes, gentrification, school achievement, urban sprawl, immigra...

    My review is published at Pacific Standard . ...

  • Jane
    May 23, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

  • Joni Haynes
    Nov 30, 2017

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

  • Danelle
    Jul 18, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

    It took some time for me to get the message of this book, but towards the end it began to hit home like a sledge hammer. Through personal stories of rust belt families I began to understand just how dramatic life has changed for these folks. I was very grateful to have read it. ...

    A heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, nostalgic, and sad collection of essays. Just like the Rust Belt. I worked like crazy to get out of the Rust Belt when I was growing up. Now I wish like nothing else that I could move back. ...

    2.5/3 ...

    I found this collection to be fairly uneven and the mix of essays confusing in their scope. By the end I was skimming most of them. ...

    Enlightening. Both uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. ...

    Just like every collection of essays, some were great, some were good, and others were "skim worthy." ...

    Some essays are better than others, but all are thought provoking. Well worth reading. ...

    A variety of essays written by people from "The Rust Belt" on the changing economical and cultural realities for these places - Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, Flint, W. Virginia, etc. Everything from taxes, gentrification, school achievement, urban sprawl, immigra...

  • Pamela
    May 11, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

  • Rhonda Lomazow
    Mar 10, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

  • Heather Vinson
    May 20, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

  • Shelley
    Feb 01, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

  • Michelle Snow
    Jul 26, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

    It took some time for me to get the message of this book, but towards the end it began to hit home like a sledge hammer. Through personal stories of rust belt families I began to understand just how dramatic life has changed for these folks. I was very grateful to have read it. ...

    A heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, nostalgic, and sad collection of essays. Just like the Rust Belt. I worked like crazy to get out of the Rust Belt when I was growing up. Now I wish like nothing else that I could move back. ...

    2.5/3 ...

    I found this collection to be fairly uneven and the mix of essays confusing in their scope. By the end I was skimming most of them. ...

    Enlightening. Both uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. ...

  • Kendra
    Apr 22, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

  • Maddie
    Jun 07, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

  • Bob
    Mar 26, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

  • Margitte
    Feb 23, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

  • Rick
    May 04, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

  • Merrily
    May 07, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

    It took some time for me to get the message of this book, but towards the end it began to hit home like a sledge hammer. Through personal stories of rust belt families I began to understand just how dramatic life has changed for these folks. I was very grateful to have read it. ...

    A heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, nostalgic, and sad collection of essays. Just like the Rust Belt. I worked like crazy to get out of the Rust Belt when I was growing up. Now I wish like nothing else that I could move back. ...

    2.5/3 ...

    I found this collection to be fairly uneven and the mix of essays confusing in their scope. By the end I was skimming most of them. ...

    Enlightening. Both uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. ...

    Just like every collection of essays, some were great, some were good, and others were "skim worthy." ...

    Some essays are better than others, but all are thought provoking. Well worth reading. ...

  • Fran Fisher
    Aug 06, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

  • Stephanie Kiefer
    Jun 17, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

    It took some time for me to get the message of this book, but towards the end it began to hit home like a sledge hammer. Through personal stories of rust belt families I began to understand just how dramatic life has changed for these folks. I was very grateful to have read it. ...

    A heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, nostalgic, and sad collection of essays. Just like the Rust Belt. I worked like crazy to get out of the Rust Belt when I was growing up. Now I wish like nothing else that I could move back. ...

    2.5/3 ...

    I found this collection to be fairly uneven and the mix of essays confusing in their scope. By the end I was skimming most of them. ...

    Enlightening. Both uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. ...

    Just like every collection of essays, some were great, some were good, and others were "skim worthy." ...

  • Nancy
    Apr 05, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

  • Laura
    Jul 22, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

    It took some time for me to get the message of this book, but towards the end it began to hit home like a sledge hammer. Through personal stories of rust belt families I began to understand just how dramatic life has changed for these folks. I was very grateful to have read it. ...

    A heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, nostalgic, and sad collection of essays. Just like the Rust Belt. I worked like crazy to get out of the Rust Belt when I was growing up. Now I wish like nothing else that I could move back. ...

    2.5/3 ...

    I found this collection to be fairly uneven and the mix of essays confusing in their scope. By the end I was skimming most of them. ...

  • Nadia
    May 18, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

    It took some time for me to get the message of this book, but towards the end it began to hit home like a sledge hammer. Through personal stories of rust belt families I began to understand just how dramatic life has changed for these folks. I was very grateful to have read it. ...

    A heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, nostalgic, and sad collection of essays. Just like the Rust Belt. I worked like crazy to get out of the Rust Belt when I was growing up. Now I wish like nothing else that I could move back. ...

    2.5/3 ...

    I found this collection to be fairly uneven and the mix of essays confusing in their scope. By the end I was skimming most of them. ...

    Enlightening. Both uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. ...

    Just like every collection of essays, some were great, some were good, and others were "skim worthy." ...

    Some essays are better than others, but all are thought provoking. Well worth reading. ...

    A variety of essays written by people from "The Rust Belt" on the changing economical and cultural realities for these places - Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, Flint, W. Virginia, etc. Everything from taxes, gentrification, school achievement, urban sprawl, immigra...

    My review is published at Pacific Standard . ...

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  • Robin
    Jul 15, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

    It took some time for me to get the message of this book, but towards the end it began to hit home like a sledge hammer. Through personal stories of rust belt families I began to understand just how dramatic life has changed for these folks. I was very grateful to have read it. ...

  • Liz
    Nov 26, 2017

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

  • Elizabeth
    Jun 18, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

  • Susan Meyer
    May 04, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...

    Anne Trubeck has edited a collection of essays about the Rust Belt, a term that Walter Mondale first used in 1984 to describe the middle industrial section of the country. Having lived almost all of my life in this region, I found the book to be a perfect compendium of life in the citi...

    I grew up in a rust belt town, but this was too bleak for me ...

    I grew up in New York really far from The rust belt in every way.This book of essays opened my eyes to their lives struggles heartaches a really well written fascinating introduction to their world.Thanks #macmillan-picador& NetGalley for advance Galley. ...

    There are some extremely good pieces in this collection, particularly those by Marsha Music, David Faulk, Dave Newman, and Ben Gwin (although it's hard to pick a handful to single out; there are some very strong voices). ...

    If you're looking for a thought provoking commentary on what has been happening to the "Post-Industrial Midwest", this is the book for you. A wide variety of voices present various aspects of that culture. They range the spectrum from happy memories to tragic lives. Mostly they left me...

    This collection of essays shows what it is to live in the Rust Belt area. To grow up with a devolution of industry, loss of jobs. As in the essay "Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan" Jason Sebedy writes "It's not an accident that a band called Devo came from Akron, Ohio. De-evolution" ...

    I went into this book with high expectations. Instead of the searing stories of the decline of the rust belt and lives within it. Instead there was this mishmash and hodgepodge of stories that in no way made me interested in hearing stories about the rust belt. Quite the opposite in fa...

    A great book for our time. I would say it with an exclamation mark, but it is not that kind of collection. It is intelligent, thoughtful and considered. The essays come from different places, from differing experiences, and they all tell us something about people who were left, after t...

    Great short story based perspectives on the role that loss of manufacturing and other middle class jobs, de facto segregation, addiction, and the fall of the American city th ine heartland. While not a book that I would recommend to everyone, for those interested in how the "blue wall"...

    It's nice that some of these Rust Belt pieces are getting a more high profile release with this book, although I think I prefer the Belt Anthologies, as they tend to be a little more varied. I'd read some of these pieces already and I can't say that any of the ones selected here really...

    This book was at turns heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and sad. I loved hearing the different voices, stories, experiences, and writing styles that did a great job of showing the conflicting views, opinions, and life experiences lived in the Rust Belt. So glad I picked this one...

    It took some time for me to get the message of this book, but towards the end it began to hit home like a sledge hammer. Through personal stories of rust belt families I began to understand just how dramatic life has changed for these folks. I was very grateful to have read it. ...

    A heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, nostalgic, and sad collection of essays. Just like the Rust Belt. I worked like crazy to get out of the Rust Belt when I was growing up. Now I wish like nothing else that I could move back. ...

    2.5/3 ...

    I found this collection to be fairly uneven and the mix of essays confusing in their scope. By the end I was skimming most of them. ...

    Enlightening. Both uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. ...

    Just like every collection of essays, some were great, some were good, and others were "skim worthy." ...

    Some essays are better than others, but all are thought provoking. Well worth reading. ...

    A variety of essays written by people from "The Rust Belt" on the changing economical and cultural realities for these places - Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, Flint, W. Virginia, etc. Everything from taxes, gentrification, school achievement, urban sprawl, immigra...

    My review is published at Pacific Standard . ...

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  • Kathleen
    Feb 11, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

  • Cat
    May 11, 2018

    First of all, this is a non-fictional collection of essays by different authors, sharing their often nostalgic memories of life in the American Rust Belt. Expats looking at the 'welcome home' message at their memories' front doors. Anne Trubek says in the introduction: The essays ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Edited by Anne Trubek, this collection of essays on The Rust Belt , covering what it is, where it is, and why it matters, are broken up into four sections with essays: GROWING UP ? ?A Girl?s Youngstown? by Jacqueline Marino; ?The Kidnapped Child...

    Voices From the Rust Belt is an offering of essays edited by Anne Trubek on the legacy of a post-industrial world in the once great manufacturing centers including Buffalo, Detroit, Flint, Akron, and Chicago. I found these essays to be beautifully written and personally moving. I sa...

    This is a very thought-provoking collection of essays. In the introduction, the editor explains that the term "Rust Belt" is not defined by geography, there are no borders to this region. "...anywhere an economy was previously based on manufacturing and has since been losing population...

    Summary: A collection of essays from those living, or who have lived, in Rust Belt cities from Buffalo to Chicago, and Flint, Michigan to Moundsville, West Virginia. I grew up in the archetypal Rust Belt town of Youngstown and write about that experience (you can find all my posts i...

    I was really happy to win this book from Goodreads. It will be out in April of next year. It, however, was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see stories from everyday people who have been and are affected by "de-industrialization", not only in places like Flint, MI, Detroit,...

    I bought this collection because a friend has an essay included but I'm really glad I had the exposure to the rest of these authors. The material varies on exact scope but all the narratives are grounded in a rust-belt town. These towns include Cleveland, OH (6); Detroit, MI (3); Buffa...

    I live in the Rust Belt, but have faith it will improve in time as i see Detroit is turning itself around with agriculture, Pittsburgh is doing very well by any standard, and Cleveland, though still struggling, seems to be on the upswing. They are reinventing themselves for the better,...