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3rd Tuesday Book Club: Nickel and Dimed
May 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Acclaimed as an instant classic upon publication, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, is the bestselling, landmark work of undercover reportage that has sold more than 1.5 million copies and become a staple of classroom reading. Funny, poignant, and passionate, this revelatory firsthand account of life in low-wage America – the story of author Barbara Ehrenreich’s attempts to eke out a living while working as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing-home aide, and Wal-Mart associate – has become an essential part of the nation’s political discourse and fueled nationwide campaigns for a living wage. But with fewer jobs available, deteriorating work conditions, and no pay increase in sight, Nickel and Dimed is more relevant than ever.