Having and Being Had

Eula Biss blends research, reflection and richly rendered personal experience into a compulsively readable memoir about money, art and capitalism.

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Writer Eula Biss worked a variety of temporary jobs before achieving economic security as an English professor at Northwestern University. The moment her contract shifted from visiting artist to a more permanent title, Biss and her family bought a house. As she came to terms with her new success, she also found herself reflecting on…

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