Nickel and Dimed

Written By Barbara Ehrenreich
Nickel and Dimed
  • Publsiher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 01 April 2010
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 293 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Nickel and Dimed by author: Barbara Ehrenreich which was release on 01 April 2010 and published by Metropolitan Books with total page 224 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. In this now classic work, Barbara Ehrenreich, our sharpest and most original social critic, goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job—any job—can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors. Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity—a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything—from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal—in quite the same way again.

Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed
  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : In this now classic work, Barbara Ehrenreich, our sharpest and most original social critic, goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in ...

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Nickel and Dimed  by  Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 21
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : Instructional materials for use with Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed. Includes a synopsis, time line, author sketch, critic's corner, other works by Barbara Ehrenreich, bibliography, general objectives, specific objectives, literary terms and applications, importance of setting, cross-curricular sources, themes and motifs, related reading, how language works, across the curriculum, alternate ...

Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed
  • Author : Joan Holden
  • Publisher : Dramatist's Play Service
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 67
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : THE STORY: Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive, when she suddenly has to make beds all day in a hotel and live on $7 an hour? Maybe. But one $7-an-hour job won't pay the rent: she'll have to do back-to-back shifts, as a chambermaid and a...

Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed
  • Author : Frederic P. Miller,Agnes F. Vandome,McBrewster John
  • Publisher : Alphascript Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-01-28
  • Total pages : 92
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America is a book written by Barbara Ehrenreich. Written from the perspective of the undercover journalist, it sets out to investigate the ...

Nickel and Dimed Teacher s Guide

Nickel and Dimed Teacher s Guide
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Quicklet On Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Author : Susan Milam
  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release Date : 2011-12-06
  • Total pages : 45
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed has sold more than 1.5 million copies since its publication in 2001. It is required reading in many high school and college classrooms. The book has been translated into several languages. It has recently become available as an ebook. Nickel and Dimed ...

A study guide for Barbara Ehrenreich s Nickel and Dimed On Not Getting By in America

A study guide for Barbara Ehrenreich s  Nickel and Dimed  On  Not  Getting By in America
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-03-13
  • Total pages : 15
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : A study guide for Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, ...

Nickel and Dime

Nickel and Dime
  • Author : Gary Soto
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 189
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : A novel arranged in three interconnected tales features Mexican-American men in Oakland, California....

Macroeconomics Nickel Dimed

Macroeconomics   Nickel   Dimed
  • Author : Paul Krugman,Robin Wells,Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Worth Pub
  • Release Date : 2005-12-15
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : Read online Macroeconomics Nickel Dimed written by Paul Krugman,Robin Wells,Barbara Ehrenreich, published by Worth Pub which was released on 2005-12-15. Download full Macroeconomics Nickel Dimed Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Complaints and Disorders

Complaints and Disorders
  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich,Deirdre English
  • Publisher : Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 173
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : In the follow-up to the perennially classic study Witches, Midwives and Nurses (Feminist Press, 2010 - also available from Turnaround), Barbara Ehrenreich and Dierdre English explore the evolution of the medical view of the female sex and how it has been used to reinforce the social view of women. Beginning in ...

Had I Known

Had I Known
  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release Date : 2021-01-07
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : A self-proclaimed 'myth buster by trade', over her long-ranging career as a journalist and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich has delved with devastating wit and insight into the social and political fabric of America. Had I Known gathers together Ehrenreich's most significant articles and excerpts from the last four decades - ...

Bait and Switch

Bait and Switch
  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2006-07-25
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for America's ailing middle class what she did for the working poor Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy ...

Natural Causes

Natural Causes
  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : From the celebrated author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, Natural Causes describes how we over-prepare and worry way too ...

The Hearts of Men

The Hearts of Men
  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-02-09
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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Summary : From the bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed, an explanation of recent sexual culture and the loosening of marriage bonds in recent history. "Finally someone is offering a new, utterly plausible explanation...of loosening marriage bonds. According to Barbara Ehrenreich...it is men who started walking off, in search of ...

Dollars Sense

Dollars   Sense
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781429926645
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