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


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This engrossing piece of undercover reportage has been a fixture on the New York Instances finest vendor checklist since its publication. With practically one million copies in print, Nickel and Dimed is a contemporary basic that deftly portrays the plight of America’s working-class poor. A profitable writer, Barbara Ehrenreich decides to see if she will be able to scratch out a cushty dwelling in a blue-collar America obsessive about welfare “reform”. Her first job is waitressing, which pulls in a measly $2.43 an hour plus ideas. She strikes across the nation, attempting her hand as a maid, a nursing dwelling assistant, and a Wal-Mart salesperson. What she discovers is a tradition of desperation, the place employees take a number of thankless jobs simply to maintain a roof overhead.Usually humorous and all the time illuminating, Nickel and Dimed is a exceptional expose of the ugly flip aspect of the American dream.