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Author Brigid Schulte, Award-Winning Journalist at The Washington Post, to Discuss “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time"

Apr 6, 2015 04:30PM to 06:00PM

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Author Brigid Schulte, Award-Winning Journalist at The Washington Post, to Discuss “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time"

Brigid Schulte, social issues reporter at The Washington Post and author of “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time,” will present a public talk at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015, in Robertson Hall. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.

Schulte writes about work-life issues and poverty, seeking to understand what it takes to live “The Good Life” across race, class and gender. Her work aims to answer such questions as: Why do Americans work such long hours? Why can't minimum wage salaries cover the cost of a two-bedroom apartment? Why is good child care expensive and hard to find? Why are fathers now more harried than mothers? And why don’t Americans take vacation?

Schulte is also a regular contributor to The Washington Post's "She The People" blog and has written for the Style and Outlook sections along with The Washington Post magazine and other outlets.

Schulte grew up in Oregon and began her career in journalism at the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming. Over the years, she has covered national politics, the Pentagon, public health, education, the environment and just about everything in between as an enterprise and narrative writer.