9780805063899

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America

ISBN 10: 0805063897 / 0-8050-6389-7
ISBN 13: 9780805063899
Publisher: Owl Books
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Softcover
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The New York Times bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Nickel and Dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage.
Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day 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. But how can anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 to $7 an hour? 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. She soon discovered that even the "lowliest" occupations require exhausting mental and physical efforts. And one job is not enough; you need at least two if you intend to live indoors.
Nickel and Dimed reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate strategies for survival. Instantly acclaimed for its insight, humor, and passion, this book is changing the way America perceives its working poor.


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"Sharp, empathetic, astute...."

Kirkus, 04/01/2001

Review:

"[A] valuable and illuminating book."

Dorothy Gallagher, New York Times Book Review, 05/13/2001

 

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