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This was also a time of economic growth and near-full employment for the United States, which many today—especially after the economic crisis—remember as a time of relative wealth and abundance. Her book also sought to counter the idea that economic growth and full employment would do away with desperate poverty, since both were in evidence at the time she was writing.
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Reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity--a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In , Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job equals a better life. To find out, Ehrenreich moved from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, taking the cheapest lodgings available and accepting work as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing home aide, and Wal-Mart salesperson.
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Table of contents. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Introduction: Getting Ready From the inside front book cover: "Barbara Ehrenreich is the Thorstein Veblen of the twenty-first century. And this book is one of her very best--breathtaking in its scope, insight, humor, and passion.
*[PDF] Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America EPUb Book by Barbara Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages.
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becoming ﬁnancially secure were not in her favor. In fact, working full time at one job never provided. enough income to cover her modest.
Written from her perspective as an undercover journalist , it sets out to investigate the impact of the welfare reform act on the working poor in the United States. The events related in the book took place between spring and summer The book was first published in by Metropolitan Books. An earlier version appeared as an article in the January issue of Harper's magazine. Ehrenreich later wrote a companion book, Bait and Switch published September , which discusses her attempt to find a white-collar job.
Access options available:. Theatre Journal Intiman Theatre, Seattle, Washington. Upon hearing an interview with Ehrenreich on National Public Radio, artistic director Bartlett Sher of Seattle's Intiman Theatre secured the rights to create and produce a dramatic version of her odyssey, and he hired Joan Holden, principal playwright of the San Francisco Mime Troupe for thirty years, to write the script.
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Start growing! Boost your life and career with the best book summaries. Wage discrepancy and inequality are two subjects we rarely talk about — even though they are a serious issue in the United States. People who want to find out more about the way they are perpetuated should definitely read this book. A prominent figure in the Democratic Socialists of America for most of her life, she has written numerous essays, columns and more than 20 books.
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