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User Review  - paperloverevolution - LibraryThing

When this book came out, I was working in a busy bookstore in a fairly small town. We had a stack of them at the counter, and I read bits on my breaks. While I was glad to see a popular book ... Read full review

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User Review  - HopingforChange - LibraryThing

This book makes some good points about American poverty, but to get to them you have to stomach Ehrenreich's inflated and self-congratulatory tone. Read full review

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User Review  - eussery - LibraryThing

Barbara Ehrenreich is an essay writer who went undercover and told her story in Nickel and Dimed: on (not) getting by in America. She figured it was the best way to see if it was possible to live off ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sho - Goodreads

Upper-middle class journalist with a PhD and an interest in equality and the plight of the working poor takes minimum wage jobs in an attempt to see if it is possible to survive with semi-decent ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jess - Goodreads

This book, while a little out of date, reinforces what we already know about low-wage work: that it's impossible to live on. The author does a pretty good job of trying to check her privilege and recognize the artificiality of her situation, which I appreciated. Read full review

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

User Review  - Patricia O'Brien - Goodreads

The author goes on a brave adventure throwing herself into poverty (living on minimum wage). She writes with humor, humility, and anger about what she discovers along the way. This is a really great book. Read full review

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

User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

I've heard so much about this book, that I knew I had to read it the first chance possible. It wasn't what I expected. I found myself disappointed that Ehrenreich didn't allow herself to face ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Tarry Kang - Goodreads

Ehrenreich captured the desperate situation of too many Americans. I laughed and cursed throughout the read. The book was published in 2001, and it still reads cutting edge. Read full review

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

User Review  - Lori Weir - Goodreads

This book is investigative journalism and doesn't attempt to be a sociological study. Ms. Ehrenreich brings her own personality, prejudices, and experiences with her in her forays into low-wage jobs ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

So a journalist goes undercover and finds out that minimum wage jobs stink and don't really pay enough to live on. Was this a shocker when the book came out? I was actually more surprised by the bits ... Read full review


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