All across the country, Americans are suffering. In her book, Third World America, Arianna details the economic collapse -- and the toll it has taken on so many people, families, and communities.
Looking beyond all the negative news, we've mapped success stories, both the ones submitted by readers and those we're highlighting in our daily "Greatest Person" series. But the map is not yet complete: click "Participate" below to add your story. Submit text, pictures, or video -- and share with us how you personally have been affected by the financial crisis -- and how you're overcoming it.
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