Hand to Mouth

Hand to Mouth

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One of the Best 5 Books of 2014 a€” Esquire qIa€™ve been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would like to have written it myself a€“ if, that is, I had lived Linda Tiradoa€™s life and extracted all the hard lessons she has learned. I am the author of Nickel and Dimed, which tells the story of my own brief attempt, as a semi-undercover journalist, to survive on low-wage retail and service jobs. Tirado is the real thing.q a€”from the foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado, in her signature brutally honest yet personable voice, takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits. She articulates not only what it is to be working poor in America (yes, you can be poor and live in a house and have a job, even two), but what poverty is truly likea€”on all levels. Frankly and boldly, Tirado discusses openly how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why a€œpoor people dona€™t always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should.a€They call every one of them, and if all the references check, you get the loan. ... somewhere, that the reason there are so many payday loan places is that there are so many people whose checks simply will not last a whole pay period unless anbsp;...

Title:Hand to Mouth
Author:Linda Tirado
Publisher:Penguin - 2014-10-02


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