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Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Feb 08, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: truth_sort-of, snorgasm
Recommended for: no one
Read in February, 2009 , read count: 1 unfortunately

Steal this book! The author deserves no royalties. She is condescending, patronizing and proselytizing to the converted. Of course it is hard to make a living on minimum wage. This surprises her? She found it difficult for few months? Try a few years. I’d like to knock that PhD tone out of her voice. This book is so painfully elitist, I had to quit half way through or put my fist through a wall. I decided to keep the bones in my hand intact. Thank God I didn’t buy this book. It was thrown my way by another pissed reader. Well look at it this way—now I have something to line the cat litter box with. I certainly won’t ask anyone else to read it.
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