Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich was an American author and political activist known for her works on social justice, labor issues, and economic inequality. She is best known for her book 'Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America,' which explores the challenges faced by low-wage workers in the United States.


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  1. 1. Nickel And Dimed

    The book is a firsthand journalistic account of the author's experiment to survive on minimum wage jobs in America. She gives up her middle-class life to understand the reality of low-wage workers, working as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing home aide, and a retail chain employee. The book reveals the harsh and often overlooked conditions of the working poor, highlighting the struggle to afford even basic necessities, the lack of job security, and the physical toll of such work.

    The 2236th Greatest Book of All Time