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Sarah Smarsh

Sarah Smarsh is a journalist who has reported for The New York Times , The Guardian , and many other publications. Her first book, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth , was a finalist for the National Book Award. A 2018 research fellow at Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Smarsh is a frequent speaker and commentator on economic inequality. She lives in Kansas.