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The Resource Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America, Linda Tirado

Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America, Linda Tirado

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Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America
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Hand to mouth
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living in bootstrap America
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Linda Tirado
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eng
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"I'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--if, that is, I had lived Linda Tirado'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."--from the foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed. We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado, in her signature frank 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 cell phone and a job, even two), but what poverty is truly like--on all levels. In her thought-provoking voice, Tirado discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor, and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why "poor people don't always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should." --
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Title
Hand to mouth
Creator
Summary
We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado 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 like on all levels? Tirado discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why poor people don't always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should
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10358762
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920
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no index present
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Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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living in bootstrap America
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Linda Tirado
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Living in bootstrap America
Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America, Linda Tirado
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Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America, Linda Tirado
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Contents
It takes money to make money -- You get what you pay for -- You can't pay a doctor in chickens anymore -- I'm not angry so much as I'm really tired -- I've got way bigger problems than a spinach salad can solve -- This part is about sex -- We do not have babies for welfare money -- Poverty is fucking expensive -- Being poor isn't a crime--it just feels like it -- An open letter to rich people
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Extent
xxvi, 211 pages
Isbn
9780425277973
Isbn Type
(pbk)
System control number
(OCoLC)900623696

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