Having and Being Had Summary
Eula Biss

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Having and Being Had Overview

Having and Being Had is a creative nonfiction book by Eula Biss. The book is structured as 88 brief essays, in which Biss uses research and personal anecdotes to explore concepts related to money and work. Biss highlights various problems and complications with modern capitalism and consumer culture. She does not often provide specific, prescriptive ways of addressing problems, but she indirectly encourages the reader to reflect upon their own position within society. This book explores themes of work, money, art, and morality.

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