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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America


A bestseller in hardcover, "Nickel and Dimed" reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity. Instantly acclaimed ... Show synopsis

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  • Interesting Book! Aug 9, 2012
    by Mimi Thurston

    Interesting reading, but the chapters were very long.

  • The truth Oct 28, 2010
    by robertr

    This tells about how so many of our people today are working so hard just to get by, and how there must be changes made to help these poor Americans.

  • Nickel and Dimed Oct 22, 2009
    by gocureton

    This book was required for school; it is really a good book to help those working for minimum wage. It gives an understanding to what society thinks of the lower class.

  • Got Money? Sep 24, 2007
    by Rinken57

    Seeing how the other side lives without the fear. She tries to see and emanulate the poor woorking class by pretending she is a poor person who struggles for a living. She tries hard but she has a saftey net of being wealthy so she does get a small taste of poverty but never does she put herself in the danger poor must live everyday. She lived in safe housing and drove to work. She did not mention mixing with other people that have tendencies towards violence. She gets some of the feelings of the working poor right but she really misses the big picture of the oppression the working classes feel everyday.

  • nice one May 10, 2007
    by keitakay

    different people live in different level of society, and different level means different living standard and various life style. it's a good book.

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