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Nickel and Dimed On (Not) Getting By in America


Book Description
Written as an exposť, Ehrenreich attempts to combat the "too lazy to work" and "a job will defeat poverty" ideals held by traditionalists. Foremost, she attacks the notion that low-wage jobs require "unskilled" labor. The author, a journalist with a Ph.D. in cell biology, found manual labor taxing, uninteresting and degrading. She says that the work required incredible feats of stamina, focus, m... More
Book Information
PublisherMetropolitan Bks./Henry Holt
BindingPaperback (28 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages225
ISBN-100965187705
ISBN-13978-0965187701
Publication Date/2001
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About Barbara Ehrenreich (Author) : Barbara Ehrenreich is a published author of children's books. Published credits of Barbara Ehrenreich include Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By... more
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