Nickel And Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

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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 impact of the 1996 welfare reform on the "working poor" in the United States. In some ways it is similar to George Orwell's much earlier Down and Out in Paris and London, German investigative reporter G√ľnter Wallraff's Ganz Unten (The Lowest of the Low), and John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me.

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The 899th greatest nonfiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 60th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - The Best Books of the 2000s (The Onion AV Club)
  3. - Books of the Decade (The Guardian)
  4. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (

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