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

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: New York : Holt Paperbacks, [2008], ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The author, a liberal culturalist, decided to examine the lives of women attempting to live in America on $6 or $7 an hour. She traveled from near her home in Florida through Maine to Minnesota, to see how the bottom third of wage earners live. Her experiences as a waitress, cleaning woman, nursing home aide, and Wal-Mart employee paralleled those encountered by adolescents at their first jobs. Even with her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: document
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN: 9780805088380 0805088385
OCLC Number: 270236628
Notes: First Holt paperback edition published in 2002 with a Reader's Guide. Reprinted in 2008 with new afterword.
Description: 244 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Getting ready --
Serving in Florida --
Scrubbing in Maine --
Selling in Minnesota --
Evaluation --
Afterword: Nickel and dimed --
A reader's guide.
Responsibility: Barbara Ehrenreich.
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The author, a liberal culturalist, decided to examine the lives of women attempting to live in America on $6 or $7 an hour. She traveled from near her home in Florida through Maine to Minnesota, to see how the bottom third of wage earners live. Her experiences as a waitress, cleaning woman, nursing home aide, and Wal-Mart employee paralleled those encountered by adolescents at their first jobs. Even with her advantages of education, health, a car, and money saved for emergencies, she still had to work two jobs, seven days a week, to make ends meet. More importantly, she saw how badly America treats it working poor, both personally and legally.

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