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

Nickel and Dimed : On (Not) Getting By in America (ISBN10: 0805088385; ISBN13: 9780805088380)
ISBN13: 978-0805088380
ISBN10: 0805088385

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.
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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: (REV)08
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Published: 06/24/2008
International: No

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