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Book Group Meeting - Pick One Book: $2.00 a Day or Nickel and Dimed

  • 08/24/2016
  • 7:00 PM
  • A Member's Home in Hillsmere

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Book Group Meeting

Wednesday August 24th at 7:00 PM

Location: Hillsmere

Book: Pick one of the following to read.  These two books discuss the same topic from different points of view.  

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Katheryn J. Edin

“A remarkable book that could very well change the way we think about poverty in the United States . . .  This essential book is a call to action, and one hopes it will accomplish what Michael Harrington’s ‘The Other Americans’ achieved in the late 1960s—arousing both the nation’s consciousness and conscience about the plight of a growing number of invisible citizens.  The rise of such absolute poverty since the passage of welfare reform belies all the categorical talk about opportunity and the American dream.” —The New York Times Book Review

 

OR

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

Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything -- from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal -- in quite the same way again.

          

Hope you can join us!  

Cele and Bronwyn

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