Hand to Mouth

Living in Bootstrap America
Product Number: EB00390303
Released: Oct 02, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698175280
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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One of the Best 5 Books of 2014 - Esquire "I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would like to have written it myself - if, that is, I had lived Linda Tirado's life and extracted all the hard lessons she has learned. I am the author of Nickel and Dimed, which tells the story of my own brief attempt, as a semi-undercover journalist, to survive on low-wage retail and service jobs. Tirado is the real thing." -from the foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado, in her signature brutally honest yet personable voice, takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits. She articulates not only what it is to be working poor in America (yes, you can be poor and live in a house and have a job, even two), but what poverty is truly like-on all levels. Frankly and boldly, Tirado discusses openly how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why "poor people don't always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should."

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Author(s): Linda Tirado
Original Publish Date: Oct 02, 2014

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Author(s): Linda Tirado
Narrator(s): Linda Tirado
Product Number Z100082202
Released: Oct 02, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780553544985

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