Be the first to discover new talent each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our pro connect email alert. Nickel and dimed millions of americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day barbara ehrenreich decided to join them reviews • buy the book in blood rites. This is an older book, which my book club picked as the february book i was familiar with it, but hadn't read it honestly, it is an intriguing idea, but this author was condescending and patronizing throughout.
Nickel and dimed book report barbara ehrenreich is a journalist who wrote the book nickel and dimed she goes undercover to see how it feels to work for $6 to $7 an hour she goes undercover to see how it feels to work for $6 to $7 an hour. Free summary of nickel and dimed by barbara ehrenreich complete study guide including character descriptions, study questions, chapter summaries, and more by thebestnotescom free summary of nickel and dimed by barbara ehrenreich. Barbara ehrenreich is an american journalist and the bestselling author of sixteen previous books, including the bestsellers nickel and dimed and bait and switch a frequent contributor to harpers and the nation , she has also been a columnist at the new york times and time magazine.
The new yorker described nickel and dimed as an exposé which puts human flesh on the bones of such abstractions as 'living wage' and 'affordable housing' in other words, you don't really know what these words mean unless you are poor or you have read this book. A decade ago, i read nickel and dimed, and last month, after reading several articles about her attitude towards death and standard medical practices, found myself devouring natural causes the driving thesis behind this book is this: we (again, western-centric, and specifically usa-centric viewpoint here) give doctors a hell of a lot of. The new york times bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, nickel and dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage. Barbara ehrenreich is the author of nickel and dimed, blood rites, the worst years of our lives (a new york times bestseller), fear of falling, which was nominated for a national book critics circle award, and several other books. Barbara ehrenreich's voyage into the world of the working poor made headlines when her book about her low-wage service jobs came out in 2001 a best seller, nickel and dimed: on (not) getting.
Sophia c reviewed nickel and dimed: on (not) getting by in america on 1/7/2010 + 289 more book reviews while nickel and dimed chronicled an important experiment, barbara ehrenreich was not the ideal person to conduct it. Nickel and dimed by barbara ehrenreich 1721 words | 7 pages place herself in the position of her subjects, ehrenreich strived to see if she were able to survive on the minimal income provided by a series of low level and low paying jobs. Nickel and dimed on (not) getting by in america by barbara ehrenreich metropolitan books read the review serving in florida mostly out of laziness, i decide to.
Book reviews we have barbara ehrenreich to thank for bringing us the news of america's working poor so clearly and directly, and conveying with it a deep moral outrage and a finely textured sense of lives as lived. -review : of nickel and dimed: how low they can go : social critic barbara ehrenreich explores the life of low-wage workers and finds them bowedóbut not brokenóby the weight of an economic boom (mark gleason , book. Book review: nickel and dimed once i stand and watch helplessly as some rug rat pulls everything he can reach off the racks, and the thought that abortion is wasted on the unborn must show on my face, because his mother finally tells him to stop.
In her latest investigation, natural causes, the sharp-tongued barbara ehrenreich, whose bestselling nickel and dimed scrutinized the inner workings of the american economy, approaches the proclamations of the health-and-wellness culture with a wary eye ehrenreich examines the cellular activity in the human body in order to discover if. Barbara ehrenreich's (2001) nickel and dimed: on (not) getting by in america is a vivid account of the strategies used by millions of american workers to get by on minimum and near minimum wage jobs. Barbara ehrenreich's nickel and dimed and fran abrams's below the breadline expose the grim banality of life on the minimum wage on each side of the atlantic. Nickel & dimed is the real story my guess is anybody who reads this book review lives well ensconced in the middle class or above, and spends little time thinking on a daily basis about the working poor or the nation's chronic underclass.