Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America
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New York : Metropolitan Books, 2001.
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1st ed.
ISBN
0805063889 (hc)
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221 pages ; 22 cm.
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Kilton Public Library - Nonfiction
305.569 EHR
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Published
New York : Metropolitan Books, 2001.
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Book
Edition
1st ed.
Language
English
ISBN
0805063889 (hc)

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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 -- could be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on six to seven dollars an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered as a woefully inexperienced homemaker returning to the workforce. So began a grueling, hair raising, and darkly funny odyssey through the underside of working America. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, Ehrenreich worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. 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 intend to live indoors.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ehrenreich, B. (2001). Nickel and dimed: on (not) getting by in America . Metropolitan Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ehrenreich, Barbara. 2001. Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting By in America. Metropolitan Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting By in America Metropolitan Books, 2001.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting By in America Metropolitan Books, 2001.

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