"Whether you’re looking for solutions or just looking to feel seen, Can’t Even
is a can’t-miss." --Harper's Bazaar
, "27 Best Books of 2020"
"We think of capitalism as a way of organizing an economy. But given enough time, it goes beyond that: It organizes our lives, our hopes, our relationships. Anne Helen Petersen has written an analytically precise, deeply empathic book about the psychic toll modern capitalism has taken on those shaped by it. Can't Even is essential to understanding our age, and ourselves." --Ezra Klein, Vox co-founder and New York Times bestselling author of Why We're Polarized
"Can't Even is the Nickel and Dimed of this generation. A cogent and sober analysis of the economic lives that decades of precarity has wrought, told in Petersen's smart, measured style." --Tressie McMillan Cottom, assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of the National Book Award finalist Thick: And Other Essays
"Reading this incredible book, I had the overwhelming feeling of someone arranging the chaotic fragments of my life into a cohesive whole. Can’t Even felt like a field guide, a mirror, and an absolution. Compassionate, wise, and incisive, it is a defining work about a generation defined by work." --Ed Yong, writer, The Atlantic and New York Times bestselling author of I Contain Multitudes
"Can't Even is a compelling exploration of the phenomenon of burnout and how an entire generation has been set up to fail. As a Millennial, reading this book was a deeply cathartic experience. Anne Helen Petersen articulates the struggles and motivation of a generation so impeccably. Reading this book made me feel like finally, someone understands me. I wish I could give this book to everyone I know." --Taylor Lorenz, culture reporter, New York Times
"Trenchant and well-researched...an incisive portrait of a generation primed for revolt."--Publishers Weekly