Kathleen Dunn's guest says America is in trouble... the poor are getting poorer, and the middle class is an endangered species. Guest: Barbara Ehrenreich, author, "This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation" (Metropolitan Books).Listen: "This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation"
Acclaimed as an instant classic upon publication, Nickel and Dimed has 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 America—the 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 associate—has 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 Dimed is more relevant than ever.
"Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich
Thursday, July 03, 2008
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