In What's the Matter with White People: Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was (Wiley, $25.95), political commentator Joan Walsh argues thatAmerica's fundamental divide is not about parties or ideology or even race, but about how each side believes we got here. Too many Americans today think they got to where they are without any help. This fundamental misunderstanding is at the heart of why the Democrats have lost so many white working class voters and the Republicans have gained them. “. . . her account will help people of all races think through how we can build a just and prosperous multiracial America."—Robert B. Reich. Walsh is editor-at-large of Salon and an MSNBC contributor.