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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
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Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
The bestselling, landmark work of undercover reportage, now updatedAcclaimed as an instant classic upon publication, Nickel and Dimed has sold more than 1.5 million copies and become a staple of classroom reading. Chosen for ?one book? initiatives across the country, it has fueled nationwide campaigns for a living wage. Funny, poig...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780805088380
ISBN-10: 0805088385
Publication Date: 6/24/2008
Pages: 240
Edition: Reprint
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3.8 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I believe that every single parent should read this book right before their kids graduate college. I have graduated from college, have my degree, and I'll be danged if I can find a decent paying job with insurance. Our Wal-mart was going to pay me only 6.75 an hour..and that was with money added in for years spent working on a farm..and that was with my degree. Not something a person could live on. This book is a must so that people can understand why so many college kids are coming back home (like I did). You just can't make it out there anymore it seems, and 7 bucks an hour won't pay the rent...and that is being serious.
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Helpful Score: 26
An eye-opener, though I wish people of all financial status and age could have the opportunity to read this. Provides just the icing on the cake insight into the "working class." Quite interesting to see the growing paranoia of the author as she struggles to find semi-decent housing- perhaps this was the biggest struggle she had to face during her research. She does end with some broad rather PC conclusions but you have to remember that she's now back to her high-paying job and upper-middle class lifestyle. She's able to end on a cheery note that does not match the true dire conditions of the struggling working class Americans.
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Helpful Score: 20
Wow...and I thought "I" didn't make enough money! Eye opening, surely! Truly makes you think about the true meaning of a 'living wage'.
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Helpful Score: 15
This was a very interesting social experiment about living (or not being able to live) on minimum wage. She works 5 different jobs throughout the book and talks about each one in detail. I really enjoyed it!
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Helpful Score: 12
Great insights into the working poor. I would highly recommend this book! It was a highly interesting and fast read.
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Pretty good
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Well written and empathetic.
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Not bad. This should be required reading of anyone who has it made. I work for the federal government. 90% of my coworkers do not appreciate just how soft we have it. Reading this book provides meaning to the expression: "There by the grace of God go I". But sadly most people who do read it will not even see why a middle class is so badly needed.

Recommend if you have a spoiled child that you require he/she to read this.

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