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

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

ISBN13: 978-0805088380

Cover of Nickel and Dimed : On (Not) Getting By in America (REV)08 (ISBN 978-0805088380)
ISBN13: 978-0805088380
ISBN10: 0805088385
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: (REV)08
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Nickel and Dimed : On (Not) Getting By in America - (REV)08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805088380

Barbara Ehrenreich

ISBN13: 978-0805088380
ISBN10: 0805088385
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: (REV)08
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Published:
International: No
Summary

Acclaimed as an instant classic upon its publication, Nickel and Dimed is the bestselling, Landmark work from Barbara Ehrenreich. This undercover reportage has been updated in this 2008 revision. Selling more than 1.5 million copies and fast becoming a staple of classroom reading. Chosen for the ''one book'' initiatives across the country; Nickel and Dimed has fueled nationwide campaigns for a living wage. Funny, poignant, and passionate, this revelatory firsthand account of life in low-wage America--the story of Barbara Ehrenreich's attempts to eke out a living while working as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing-home aide, and Wal-Mart associate--has become an essential part of the nation's political discourse. Now, in a new afterword, Ehrenreich shows that the plight of the underpaid has in no way eased: with fewer jobs available, deteriorating work conditions, and no pay increase in sight, Nickel and Dimed is more relevant than ever.

Author Bio

Barbara Ehrenreich is the bestselling author of Bait and Switch, Bright-sided, This Land Is Their Land, Dancing in the Streets and Blood Rites, among others. A frequent contributor to Harper's and The Nation, she has also been a columnist at The New York Times and Time magazine. She is the winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize for Current Interest and ALA Notable Books for Nonfiction. Ehrenreich was born in Butte, Montana, when it was still a bustling mining town. She studied physics at Reed College, and earned a Ph.D. in cell biology from Rockefeller University. Rather than going into laboratory work, she got involved in activism, and soon devoted herself to writing her innovative journalism. She lives and works in Florida.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Introduction: Getting Ready 1
1. Serving in Florida 11
2. Scrubbing in Maine 51
3. Selling in Minnesota 121
Evaluation 193

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