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Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Nickel and Dimed

On (Not) Getting By in America

by Barbara Ehrenreich


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This engrossing piece of undercover reportage has been a fixture on the New York Times best-seller list since its publication. With nearly a million copies in print, Nickel and Dimed is a modern classic that deftly portrays the plight of America's working-class poor.

A successful author, Barbara Ehrenreich decides to see if she can scratch out a comfortable living in a blue-collar America obsessed with welfare "reform". Her first job is waitressing, which pulls in a measly $2.43 an hour plus tips. She moves around the country, trying her hand as a maid, a nursing home assistant, and a Wal-Mart salesperson. What she discovers is a culture of desperation, where workers take multiple thankless jobs just to keep a roof overhead.

Often humorous and always illuminating, Nickel and Dimed is a remarkable expose of the ugly flip side of the American dream.


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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: N014357
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