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The Resource Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich

Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich

Label
Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America
Title
Nickel and dimed
Title remainder
on (not) getting by in America
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Ehrenreich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job - any job - could be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper on six to seven dollars an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered as a woefully inexperienced homemaker returning to the workforce. So began a grueling, hair-raising, and darkly funny odyssey through the underside of working America." "Nickel and Dimed reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity - a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything - from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal - quite the same way again."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Dewey number
  • 305.569/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD4918
LC item number
.E375 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minimum wage
  • Working poor
  • Unskilled labor
  • Poverty
Label
Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting ready -- Serving in Florida -- Scrubbing in Maine -- Selling in Minnesota -- Evaluation
Control code
45243324
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780805063882
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
00052514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting ready -- Serving in Florida -- Scrubbing in Maine -- Selling in Minnesota -- Evaluation
Control code
45243324
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780805063882
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
00052514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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