9780805088380

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780805088380

  • ISBN 10:

    0805088385

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/24/2008
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

The bestselling, landmark work of undercover reportage, now updatedAcclaimed as an instant classic upon publication,Nickel and Dimedhas 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, poignant, and passionate, this revelatory firsthand account of life in low-wage Americathe 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 associatehas 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 Dimedis more relevant than ever.

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