Monday, December 26, 2011

The Working Poor and Other Realities (Book Review)

Nickeled and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich B+
Publication Date: May 2001

Writer Barbara Ehrenreich leaves behind the comforts of her middle class existence, and goes undercover as a low-wage worker. She's a waitress in Florida, a cleaning lady and nurse's aide in Maine, and a Wal-mart employee in Minnesota. This type of investigative journalism feels familiar nowadays, yet Nickel and Dimed still manages to be provocative, entertaining and relevent.

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