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Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Jun 04, 10

bookshelves: nonfiction, memoirs, read-in-2010, listened-to-audio-book, did-not-finish
Read from May 21 to June 04, 2010

I can't listen to any more of this. I appreciate what Ehrenreich tried to do and I am sure that she did enlighten a lot of privileged Americans as to challenges of working class Americans but I wasn't one of them. Why? Because I come from one of these families and, more than anything, I found the tone of this book to be patronizing and I got so sick of hearing her mini-epiphanies, which basically translated into page after page of, "Oh, wow, they have it hard."
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05/21/2010 page 1
14.29%
05/25/2010 page 5
71.43% "I need to take a break from this wealthy woman's *shock* that working class life is hard."
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Loretta Nyhan This was really good. I'm interested to see what you think.


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