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Music-loving feminist library assistant. Atheist tea addict & coffee guzzling cat-owner. Ravenclaw. INTJ.

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Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime
Val McDermid

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

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America - Barbara Ehrenreich Despite the fact that I've been very lucky in a lot of ways, I could write about my experiences as a waitress, a barista, and an overnight worker in a large corporation like Wal-Mart, and it would sound like I plagiarized every bit of Ehrenreich's book. This is perhaps why I am so frustrated when I engage in conversations with others about this social, economic, and moral problem; the willing ignorance of the affluent and the sheer invisibility of the working poor aren't being addressed. This predates the Occupy Wall Street movement, and it's as if you're watching the dominoes set up and getting ready to start their fall.