Alternet asked for an excerpt from the book, and we provided this section on disco and Saturday Night Fever: How America's Working Class Died on the Disco Dance Floor. Despite the dorky title someone chose, I do like that particular section. The title of the book was not selected randomly--both the song and the movie contain the argument of the book.
Then, I opened up Alternet on a random day not long after, and there was yet another section of the book,
this one on Springsteen and the eighties: How Bruce Springsteen Helped Make Being a Working Class Rebel Cool Again. I still have no idea how that got there or how an even dorkier title was selected. As for the placement, I'm betting it was that corrupt, money-grubbing editor of mine. Always out to make a buck, that one.
Anyway, this gives you two chances to try before you buy.