How Women Became America's Safety Net: An Interview with Jessica Calarco

Jessica Calarco, Sally Haldorson

June 27, 2024


Watch our hour-long interview with Jessica Calarco on her book Holding It Together: How Women Became America's Safety Net.

This interview was conducted at Boswell Books in Milwaukee, WI on June 20. Jessica Calarco was in conversation with Porchlight's Managing Director, Sally Haldorson. Watch the full interview below.

Order single copies of Holding It Together: How Women Became America's Safety Net from our event partner, Boswell Books.

Order bulk copies of Jessica’s books for your business book club, organization, or friends who want to better understand the consequences our country faces by relying on women rather than social safety nets. We at Porchlight Book Company offer competitive discounts on all bulk book purchases.

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About the Authors

Jessica Calarco is a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconson, an expert on families, schools, and inequalities, and a mom of two.

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Sally’s mission as Porchlight’s Managing Director is to make Porchlight a great place to work for employees, and a consistently high-performing service organization for everyone in or orbiting the publishing industry. After 25 years working in book retail, she has developed a penchant for business strategy, both as a socio-economic force and a literary genre. Happy to put her English and Creative Writing degrees to work, she helped craft three editions of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, and she reads, writes, and reviews for the company’s marketing team. Sally lives north of Milwaukee with her husband, son, and dog, and, in her spare time, rather doggedly works to perfect her writing skills and her tennis game, unsure which is the more Sisyphean endeavor.

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