Nickel And Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

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 2237th greatest book of all time


Published
2001
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
221-240
Words
64,000
Original Language
English

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