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NICKEL AND DIMED: On (Not) Getting By in Boom-Time America

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

With wit and anger, a celebrated social commentator paints a brutal portrait of the world of low-wage work during the 1990s, when "welfare as we know it" was about to end and America was at the crest of its biggest economic wave in history.How do millions of the poor (especially the unskilled and often illiterate young mothers now forced off welfare and into the labor market) get by on minimum ... Read full review

Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

User Review  - Drebbles - Goodreads

Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed" is an interesting, if flawed, look at how people who work at minimum wage jobs get by in America. Ehrenreich takes on a series of low paying jobs - waitress ... Read full review

Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

User Review  - Elizabeth Gordon - Goodreads

Amazing easy ready. Great introduction to socioeconomic privilege in America and a brief behind the scenes look at what it means to be a domestic worker in today's economy. Was a required text for a course I taught, but a book I love. Read full review

Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

I've heard this book criticized for poor research methodology, but I don't think it was intended to be a scientific study. I believe it was intended to be a personal account of what it is like to attempt to live on minimum wage in the US On that level, I think it succeeds. Read full review

Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

User Review  - Jennifer Woods - Goodreads

This is not a book I would choose to read on my own, however, it was an easy read, but just quite boring. I feel as if this book would be better if a person was actually in those situations and wrote ... Read full review

Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

User Review  - Caralyn - Goodreads

Hmmmmmm. Since I listened to this as an audiobook, and since I finished it a few weeks ago, I feel like I'd better check it out as book and flip through it to find the bits I found most impressive. On ... Read full review

Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

User Review  - Vanessa Capaldo - Goodreads

Everyone should read this book. Read full review

Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

User Review  - Rmorgan1 - Goodreads

If you want to keep your head in the sand about the reality of poverty or the working poor in the US, don't read this--brutally honest Read full review

Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

User Review  - Ted Heitz - Goodreads

Blah blah blah. Anti capitalist rhetoric that does nothing more than give fuel to the "lower class" while absolving them of any personal responsibility for the way their life turns out. Minimum wage ... Read full review

Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

Nickle And Dimed is written in first person by Barbara Ehrenreich herself. Troughout her journey, Ehrenreich takes up many minimum wage jobs. During her time spent working, Ehrenreich calculates the ... Read full review


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