Nickel and Dimed

Undercover in Low-Wage America

Barbara Ehrenreich

Published: 5 August 2010
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 240 pages
ISBN: 9781847082626


Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. Distinguished journalist Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them in order to find out how anyone could survive on six to seven dollars an hour. Ehrenreich left home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find and accepted whatever job she was offered, from cleaning to care work, waitressing to folding clothes at Wal-Mart. So began a gruelling, hair-raising and darkly funny odyssey through the underside of working America.

About the author

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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of over twenty books, including Nickel & Dimed: Undercover in Low-Wage USA, Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World and Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War. She has written for Time, Harper's, the Progressive, the Nation, the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian, The Times and the New Statesman. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. More about the author

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