$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 ...
Politicians and regular people rail on those "welfare queens" who are clearly buying steak and lobster with their SNAP benefits and iPads and new shoes with their welfare checks, etc. This book seeks to dispel some of those issues and show what it's like to live in poverty. Much of this was a madd...
"...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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