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Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nickel and Dimed is a modern classic that deftly portrays the plight of America's working-class poor. Author Barbara Ehrenreich decides to see if she can scratch out a comfortable living in blue-collar America. What she discovers is a culture of desperation, where workers often take multiple low-paying jobs just to keep a roof overhead.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN: 9780805088380 0805088385
OCLC Number: 182737658
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in 2001 by Metropolitan Books ; first Holt Paperbacks edition, 2002.
Description: 244 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Getting ready --
Serving in Florida --
Scrubbing in Maine --
Selling in Minnesota --
Evaluation --
Reader's guide.
Responsibility: Barbara Ehrenreich.

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Nickel and Dimed is a modern classic that deftly portrays the plight of America's working-class poor. Author Barbara Ehrenreich decides to see if she can scratch out a comfortable living in blue-collar America. What she discovers is a culture of desperation, where workers often take multiple low-paying jobs just to keep a roof overhead.

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