Nickel and Dimed
Score: 3.5
From 293 Ratings

Nickel and Dimed


  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429926643


Nickel and Dimed Book Description :

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 trai...

Nickel and Dimed
Score: 3.5
From 274 Ratings

Nickel and Dimed


  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0805063897


Nickel and Dimed Book Description :

The sharp social critic and author of Blood Rites looks underneath the illusion of American prosperity at poverty and hopelessness in America. Reprint. 100,000 first printing....

Nickel and Dimed
Score: 3.5
From 300 Ratings

Nickel and Dimed


  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2001-05-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0805063889


Nickel and Dimed Book Description :

The sharp social critic and author of Blood Rites looks underneath the illusion of American prosperity at poverty and hopelessness in America....

Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed


  • Author : Joan Holden
  • Publisher : Dramatist's Play Service
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114533370


Nickel and Dimed Book Description :

THE STORY: Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive, when she suddenly has to make beds all day in a hotel and live on $7 an hour? Maybe. But one $7-an-hour job won't pay the rent: she'll have to do back-to-back shifts, as a chambermaid and a...

Bait and Switch
Score: 3
From 35 Ratings

Bait and Switch


  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2006-07-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429915706


Bait and Switch Book Description :

The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for America's ailing middle class what she did for the working poor Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a plausible résumé of a professional "in transition," she attempts to land a middle-class job—undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then trawling a series of EST-like boot camps, job fairs, networking events, and evangelical job-search ministries. She gets an image makeover, works to project a winning attitude, yet is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and—again and again—rejected. Bait ...

Natural Causes
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Natural Causes


  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455535880


Natural Causes Book Description :

A New York Times bestseller! From the celebrated author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL CAUSES describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life -- from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture. But NATURAL CAUSES goes deeper -- into the fundamental unreliability of our bodies and even our "mind-bodies," to use the fashionable term. Sta...

Nickeled and Dimed to Death
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Nickeled and Dimed to Death


  • Author : Denise Swanson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101604090


Nickeled and Dimed to Death Book Description :

In New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson’s “slightly zany”* new mystery series, Devereaux Sinclair loves running her old-fashioned store in her small Missouri hometown. If only murder didn’t keep landing on her doorstep… Dev’s five-and-dime may be doing well, but her love life is in turmoil. She’s torn between Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio, who is on an undercover assignment, and her ex-beau Noah Underwood, the local doctor from a high-society family. So she welcomes the distraction when Elise Whitmore offers her a great deal on antique chocolate molds that would be perfect for her Easter gift baskets. But do the molds actually belong to Elise’s soon-to-be ex-husband? In buying them, has Dev committed a felony? When ...

Below the Breadline

Below the Breadline


  • Author : Fran Abrams
  • Publisher : Profile Books(GB)
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 186197471X


Below the Breadline Book Description :

A poignant and brilliant account of trying to live in Britain today on the minimum wage - £4.10 an hour Fran Abrams was commissioned by the Guardian to work as a night cleaner at the Savoy - living on (or as it turned out - below) the minimum wage. A short version of that experience appeared in the paper in January 2002. For Profile, she spent a month living on (in fact below) the minimum wage in South Yorkshire working in a pickle factory and then another month in Scotland working as a care assistant. In the tradition of George Orwell_s Down & Out in London & Paris, this book shows what it is like to try to live on £4.10 an hour. Where can you live? What can you afford to eat? Or do in the evening? What are the jobs - and the workmates and bosses ...

Nickel and Dimed  by  Barbara Ehrenreich

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich


  • Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:320779958


Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich Book Description :

Instructional materials for use with Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed. Includes a synopsis, time line, author sketch, critic's corner, other works by Barbara Ehrenreich, bibliography, general objectives, specific objectives, literary terms and applications, importance of setting, cross-curricular sources, themes and motifs, related reading, how language works, across the curriculum, alternate assessment, a vocabulary test, two comprehension tests, and answer key....

The Worst Years of Our Lives

The Worst Years of Our Lives


  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015055446531


The Worst Years of Our Lives Book Description :

Presents an offbeat look back at the 1980s that covers topics ranging from the bright side of nuclear war to feminism, couch potatoes, Yuppies, and televangelism...