Hand to mouth : the truth about being poor in a wealthy world (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Hand to mouth : the truth about being poor in a wealthy world

Hand to mouth : the truth about being poor in a wealthy world

Author: Linda Tirado
Publisher: London : Virago Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain restaurant to support her young family. She knows what it's like to have problems you wish you could fix, but no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting any. In 2013, an essay on the everyday realities of poverty that Tirado wrote and posted  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Staff pick
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Tirado
ISBN: 9780349005485 0349005486
OCLC Number: 891980405
Description: xxiv, 195 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Barbara Ehrenreich --
It takes money to make money --
You get what you pay for --
You can't pay a doctor in chickens anymore --
I'm not angry so much as I'm really tired --
I've got way bigger problems than a spinach salad can solve --
This part is about sex --
We do not have babies for welfare money --
Poverty is fucking expensive --
Being poor isn't a crime--it just feels like it --
An open letter to rich people.
Responsibility: Linda Tirado.


An urgent, uncompromising and heartfelt insider's account of what it is like to be poor and working-class in the modern West  Read more...


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I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Devastatingly smart and funny, consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. Linda Tirado is the real thing -- Barbara Ehrenreich, acclaimed Read more...

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