You don't need to take my word for it, The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Christian Science Monitor, Goodreads, and Barnes & Noble all called this "One of the Year's Best Books." Beth Macy is the daughter of a factory worker whose reporting for the Roanoke News garnered her more than a dozen national awards. Partly based on the power of her first non-fiction book, Truevine, she used a work-in-progress grant from Harvard and Columbia Universities to allow her to complete this 451-page book. This book, a New York Times best-seller is the story of the Bassett Furniture Company of Bassett, Virginia, a small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. I have visited the historical society in Bassett and know the good people there must have been a tremendous help to Beth Macy as she worked on this book. "Nonfiction storytelling at its finest.... It does what the best business books should: It delivers a heavily researched, highly entertaining story, at the end of which you realize you've learned something.... This is a great American story, the kind that we don't read often enough." - Bryan Burrough."A truly remarkable work of researched narrative nonfiction, one the probes every corner of its topic and values every subject who has something to say.... Factory Man does justice to every hidden corner of the story. It's a book that leaves you feeling better for having read it."- Lucas Mann. "Macy's down-to-earth writing style and abundance of personal stories from manufacturing's beleaguered front lines make her work a stirring critique of globalization." - Carol Hays.
New York: Back Bay Books/Little, Brown, a 2015 paperback reprint of a 2014 release. 451 pages with an Index, Notes, photos and a reading group guide. Trade paperback.