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

By: Barbara Ehrenreich

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The "New York Times" bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Ni"ckel 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.

Title: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Author Name: Barbara Ehrenreich

Categories: Economic Conditions,

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks: 2002-05-01

ISBN Number: 0805063897

ISBN Number 13: 9780805063899

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Softcover

Seller ID: 026678

Description: NEAR FINE Condition. Binding tight, pages clean. Very nice copy!