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Ehrenreich, McPhee to read, Oct. 3 - UPDATED

Barbara Ehrenreich's reading has been postponed due to illness. John McPhee will read as originally scheduled.

A reading by Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the bestseller "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America," and John McPhee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Princeton faculty member, is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Ehrenreich is the author of 13 books, including "Nickel and Dimed," for which she moved around the country working in low-wage jobs to examine the lives of America's working poor. Her other books include "Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy," "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream" and "Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War." Ehrenreich has been a contributor to Time magazine, The New York Times, Harpers magazine and The Progressive magazine.

McPhee, a member of Princeton's class of 1953 and a Ferris Professor of Journalism since 1974, writes for The New Yorker and has published 27 books. His works have explored topics as diverse as cattle rustling in Nevada ("Irons in the Fire"), birch-bark canoes sewn and lashed by hand in New Hampshire ("The Survival of the Bark Canoe") and the grooming of the lawns of Wimbledon (part of a collection titled "A Roomful of Hovings"). His work on the geology of North America, "Annals of the Former World," won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 1999.

The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

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