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Ehrenreich

Nickel And Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America

Ehrenreich Nickel And Dimed On (not) Getting By In America
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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.

"". . . you will read this explosive little book cover to cover and pass it on to all your friends and relatives.""
--Diana Henriques, The New York Times [Business Section]

""Jarring, full of riveting grit . . . This book is already unforgettable.""
--Susannah Meadows, Newsweek

""Angry, amusing . . . An in-your-face expose.""
--Anne Colamosca, Business Week

""With grace and wit, Ehrenreich discovers . . . the irony of being nickel and dimed during unprecedented prosperity.""
--Eileen Boris, The Boston Globe

""Ehrenreich is a superb and relaxed stylist [with] a tremendous sense of rueful humor.""
--Stephen Metcalf, Los Angeles Times Book Review

""Barbara Ehrenreich . . . is our premier reporter of the underside of capitalism.""
--Dorothy Gallagher, The New York Times Book
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