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Nickel and Dimed : On (Not) Getting by in America

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Nickel and Dimed : On (Not) Getting by in America by Ehrenreich, Barbara, 9780805088380
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  • ISBN: 9780805088380 | 0805088385
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/24/2008
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The bestselling, landmark work of undercover reportage, now updatedAcclaimed as an instant classic upon publication,Nickel and Dimedhas 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 Americathe 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 associatehas 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 Dimedis more relevant than ever.

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