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Nickel and Dimed

By Ehrenreich, Barbara




Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.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 -- can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. 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 int to live indoors.Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything -- from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal -- in quite the same way again.


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Ehrenreich, Barbara

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

Picador. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition. With remainder mark.

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Barbara Ehrenreich

2004-04-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Barbara Ehrenreich

2004-01-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (Picador Modern Classics)

Barbara Ehrenreich

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Barbara Ehrenreich

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Barbara Ehrenreich

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Nickel And Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Barbara Ehrenreich

Turtleback Books. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Nickel And Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Barbara Ehrenreich

Turtleback Books. Used - Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear.

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Barbara Ehrenreich

Turtleback, 2002-05-01. School & Library Binding. Good.

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Nickel and Dimed

Barbara Ehrenreich

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Barbara Ehrenreich

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America

Barbara Ehrenreich

Paw Prints 2008-10-04, 2008-10-04. Reprint. Library Binding. Good.

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Barbara Ehrenreich

2004-04-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Barbara Ehrenreich

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Barbara Ehrenreich

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NICKEL & DIMED

EHRENREICH BARBARA

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NICKEL & DIMED

EHRENREICH BARBARA

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

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Barbara Ehrenreich

2002-02-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (Picador Modern Classics)

Barbara Ehrenreich

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Barbara Ehrenreich

2011-08-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Barbara Ehrenreich

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. 1613832753 . New.

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. 1613832753 Remainder mark . Fine.

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America

Barbara Ehrenreich

Demco Media, 2002-12. Turtleback. Good.

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Barbara Ehrenreich

Holt Paperbacks, 2002-05-01. Paperback. Like New. Signed. Autographed by the author. Book has slight shelf wear from storage(Similar to what you see at retail chains); otherwise the book is in excellent condition. Free tracking information available

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

Picador. PAPERBACK. 0312626681 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Barbara Ehrenreich

May 08, 2001. Very Good. 1st Edition later printing, signed by author on title page; HC+DJ not clipped, mild edge wear, no overstock mark.

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Nickel and Dimed

Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich - Nickel and Dimed - Paperback. BRAND NEW.

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Barbara Ehrenreich

Picador, 2011-08-02. Paperback. Good.

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Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America

Barbara Ehrenreich

Findaway World, 2004. Audio Book. Good. preloaded_digital_audio_player. PLAYAWAY ** DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYAWAY EDITION ** withdrawn from the library collection. A PLAYAWAY is a Compact Digital Audio Player already pre-loaded with your audio book. PLAYAWAY IS EASY TO USE! Just plug in the earphones, press the power button ON and begin to listen and enjoy. Included is a NEW BATTERY and NEW EARBUDS. Light weight with a powerful purpose. Take along on your next journey. Makes a sensitive get well gift! Enjoy the convenience and versatility of the PLAYAWAY for all your travel and leisure needs..

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NICKEL AND DIMED: ON (NOT) GETTING BY IN AMERICA

EHRENREICH, BARBARA

Henry Holt and Company. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition. Short gifter's inscription on inside. Stamped on inside.

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NICKEL AND DIMED

Barbara Ehrenreich

Recorded Books, 2006. Audio Book. Good. preloaded_digital_audio_player. PLAYAWAY. Reliable and Presentable PLAYAWAY EDITION. Withdrawn from the library collection. Digital audio player already pre-loaded audio book. PLAYAWAY IS EASY TO USE! Just plug in the earphones, press the power button ON and begin to listen and enjoy. Some library markings. Included is a new battery and new earbuds. So convenient. Light weight with a powerful purpose. Take along on your next journey. Makes a sensitive get well gift! Enjoy the convenience and versatility of the PLAYAWAY for all your travel and leisure needs..

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (Picador Modern Classics)

Ehrenreich, Barbara

Picador Modern Classics. Hardcover. 1250161304 Minor shelf wear . Very Good.

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

Picador. PAPERBACK. 0312626681 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

Picador Modern Classics. Hardcover. 1250161304 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

Picador. PAPERBACK. B00FI9OYDW . New.

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

Picador. PAPERBACK. B00FI9OYDW Remainder mark . Fine.

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Ehrenreich, Barbara

Picador. PAPERBACK. B00FI9OYDW Remainder mark . Fine.

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