Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
Author Barbara Ehrenreich traveled from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, taking jobs as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing home aide and Wal-Mart 'associate'. She tried to live on what she could make and found it a fragile business at best. It's a depressing picture and will make you aware of those nameless and faceless people who serve the rest of us everyday.

Some may find the tone condescending and resent the fact that the author 'used' people to get her 'story' but was able to escape back to her privileged life.

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