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Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Jun 22, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from June 17 to 22, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Im not sure what made me read this in the first place. She has a great life and great job and decides to live as a lower class person to write on it. Throughout her story she takes on many jobs, but there were many times I felt insulted at her attitude towards her fellow employees at those places. She mentioned more than once on how she was sure if they knew they would be shocked, a little self absorbed I think. And when things did get tough for her, job that was too hard, no affordable housing, she gives up. thats just half assed if you ask me. No harm ment though, shes a fine writer. I just think that if your not going to go all the way than why bother, and maybe try not to look down on those that live paycheck to paycheck.

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