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In Nickel and Dimed , Barbara sets out to experience the working life of low-wage laborers first-hand.
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Praise for Nickel and Dimed "A brilliant on-the-job report from the dark side of the boom. No one since H. Mencken has assailed the smug rhetoric of prosperity with such scalpel- like precision and ferocious wit. This book illuminates the invisible army that scrubs floors, waits tables, and straightens the racks at discount stores.
Written from her perspective as an undercover journalist , it sets out to investigate the impact of the welfare reform act on the working poor in the United States. The events related in the book took place between spring and summer The book was first published in by Metropolitan Books. An earlier version appeared as an article in the January issue of Harper's magazine. Ehrenreich later wrote a companion book, Bait and Switch published September , which discusses her attempt to find a white-collar job.
At the beginning of June I leave behind everything that normally soothes the ego and sustains the body - home, career, companion, reputation, ATM card - for a plunge into the low-wage workforce. There, I become another, occupationally much diminished "Barbara Ehrenreich" - depicted on job-application forms as a divorced homemaker whose sole work experience consists of housekeeping in a few private homes. I am terrified, at the beginning, of being unmasked for what I am: a middle-class journalist setting out to explore the world that welfare mothers are entering, at the rate of approximately 50, a month, as welfare reform kicks in. Happily, though, my fears turn out to be entirely unwarranted: during a month of poverty and toil, my name goes unnoticed and for the most part unuttered. In this parallel universe where my father never got out of the mines and I never got through college, I am "baby," "honey," "blondie," and, most commonly, "girl.
On Turning Poverty into an American Crime. Cross-posted from TomDispatch. I completed the manuscript for Nickel and Dimed in a time of seemingly boundless prosperity. Technology innovators and venture capitalists were acquiring sudden fortunes, buying up McMansions like the ones I had cleaned in Maine and much larger. Even secretaries in some hi-tech firms were striking it rich with their stock options. There was loose talk about a permanent conquest of the business cycle, and a sassy new spirit infecting American capitalism. When Nickel and Dimed was published in May , cracks were appearing in the dot-com bubble and the stock market had begun to falter, but the book still evidently came as a surprise, even a revelation, to many.
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Read the Review. Mostly out of laziness, I decide to start my low-wage life in the town nearest to where I actually live, Key West, Florida, which with a population of about 25, is elbowing its way up to the status of a genuine city. The downside of familiarity, I soon realize, is that it's not easy to go from being a consumer, thoughtlessly throwing money around in exchange for groceries and movies and gas, to being a worker in the very same place. I am terrified, especially at the beginning, of being recognized by some friendly business owner or erstwhile neighbor and having to stammer out some explanation of my project.
Nickel and Dimed. Plot Summary. All Characters Barbara Ehrenreich.
Странно, подумал он, что сегодня вечером уже второй человек интересуется этим немцем. - Мистер Густафсон? - не удержался от смешка Ролдан. - Ну .
Он попробовал плюхнуться на заднее сиденье, но промахнулся. Тело его сначала оказалось в воздухе, а потом - на жестком полу.