$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
Publish date: 2015-09-01
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
This is an excellent book about deep poverty in modern America. It covers a lot of big issues – employment, housing, public benefits – but also makes them personal, through the well-told stories of eight families struggling and often failing to make ends meet.In the U.S., we tend to think that our v...
$2.00 a Day is my first serious attempt to dig into present-day social realities, and I'm lucky to have found it comprehensive, concise and rather powerful. Much of that power comes from the way the book works from the ground up, from the daily realities of $2-a-day poor--which takes up the bulk of ...
"...throughout history, American poverty has generally been hidden far from most Americans' view." I stayed up through 8AM in the morning reading this yesterday, then crashed the rest of the day. It definitely hit a nerve. Reminds me of the stories my parents used to tell us about their childhoods:...
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