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    Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich | Book Review

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    Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich Genres: Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 2002 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. 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 Walmart sales clerk. Nickel and Dimed reveal low-rent America in all its…