Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
5 journalers for this copy...
The copy I have is actually a different ISBN - it's a softcover from this bookclub I belong to which gets paperback books before they're released as such. So, that said, I registered the ISBN for the hardcover version.
This was part of my ever-growing summer reading list, and my 8+ hour door-to-door trip to and from San Francisco finally allowed me to make a dent. I really enjoyed the book, although I found myself wishing it were longer. That woudl have required that Ehrenreich live the poor life a lot longer, though, so I guess I can excuse it.
Overall it's an interesting portrait of minimum-wage life in America, told with enough self-deprecation from a member of the upper middle class.
Haven't read this yet. Just received in the mail today from katn77. Thanks, kat. It will go near the top of my TBR pile.
Quite a thought provoking book. With the economic system in the US, I don't know that there is a way to solve the problem, but there must be something that can be done. It is certainly inspiring me to reconsider my spending patterns. I was slightly disappointed that the author didn't spend more time doing what she was doing in any one place. It seemed that whenever things got too tough, she picked up and moved to another location. But, I have to give her credit - it's certainly more than I would have done.
Journal Entry 5
-- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Meet-up, Rabck in Sherman Oaks, California USA on Saturday, November 09, 2002
Release planned for Tuesday, November 12, 2002
at Private Release
in Sherman Oaks, California USA.
Releasing to CEHCT
Received this book right before Thanksgiving, 2002. Haven't read it yet, but it certainly does look interesting. Will be sending out after I read it to BC friend in England.
Took me a while to read the book - life gets in the way I guess! Thought it was interesting and thought provoking, although the views by the author were still those of an outsider to this life IMHO.
I'm sending this book to a fellow bookcrosser in Nottingham, England.
Journal Entry 8
, not specified not specified on Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Recieved yesterday from CEHCT - thanks will read and release - looks really interesting
Journal Entry 9
at on Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Released on Wednesday, January 28, 2004
at Postal Swap
in Nottingham, England United Kingdom.
Sending to an extremely patient bookcrosser - I'm very sorry about the delay - I hope you find this as interesting as I did.
Just received this and can't wait to read it. It'll go near the top of my TBR volcano. Thanks for passing it along Lindlec!
Journal Entry 11
Phoenix, Arizona USA on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
This was requested through PaperBackSwap.com so it's on the way to San Antonio, TX