Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich

Nickel and Dimed

By Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • Nickeled and Dimed

    1
    By Rick & Pat
    This book is by far the worst book I have read this year. I would recommend it to no one. The author whines continuously. She bemoans the stupidity and apathy of the people she is supposedly trying to help. She thinks those who are proud of their work and ability are crazy. She berates the managers and owners of businesses calling them slave do drivers etc.. She also continuously condemns those who use the products and services of the people she works for. In other words she is a rich liberal with no concept of ordinary hard working people even though she claims to come from them..
  • Nickel & Dime

    3
    By Cocomonetxos
    I had to read for a college course their were some aspects I loved about the book and others I did not . I loved how the lives of the poor were put into focus their daily struggles and I'm happy this book has brought the lives of minimum wage to focus and a need for change .
  • Amazing

    5
    By Frank Stickler
    Admittedly, this book was required reading for a college class. But after the first 10 pages, I was hooked. This author gives an extremely accurate description of the plight of the working poor! I admit I will never look at Walmart the same way again. I lived this life from the ages of 18-21, and related so many ways. I highly recommend this as a recreational read. And if you too are required to read this for a course, I assure you, it's not a typical "dry" college read.
  • Hated it!

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    By JFlo412
    There were so many moments in this books that got too slow because of details that could have been avoided. Unfortunately, I had to read this for a class otherwise I wouldn't have gotten threw the book. Dreadful on the delivery of the experience. It's was a good concept but started to get hard to follow when she stopped telling the story and started interacting with the characters. Hated it!
  • Writer Tells It Like It Is

    5
    By Nowaxz
    Unlike so many nonfiction books that outline the plight of the poor in the U.S., this author of this book took the time to show us just exactly how hard it is to exist on the minimum wage. She shows how hard it is to find and work a minimum wage job (she works several different jobs), find an affordable place to live, and buy enough meals to survive. And she shows how very, very hard it is. Yes, she doesn't show the other side (Wal-mart's or the other employer's.). But after reading this book, one wonders what excuse employers could have for paying people only enough income to keep their employees, effectively, in indentured servitude?
  • Great book!

    5
    By Danielle McQuillan
    Loved it! Absolutely fascinating!
  • Not the whole story

    1
    By KellieArabia
    A worthless read

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