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

Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America, Linda Tirado

Label
Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America
Title
Hand to mouth
Title remainder
living in bootstrap America
Statement of responsibility
Linda Tirado
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--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."--
  • "An examination of what it means to be poor in America today"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tirado, Linda
Dewey number
362.50973
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
T57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Social classes
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Social classes
  • United States
  • Armut
  • Soziale Klasse
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • USA
  • Social classes
  • Social classes
Label
Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America, Linda Tirado
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/Booksellers_and_Media/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9780399171987.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn876882883
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780399171987
Lccn
2014023347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024414429
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399171987
  • (OCoLC)876882883
Label
Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America, Linda Tirado
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/Booksellers_and_Media/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9780399171987.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn876882883
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780399171987
Lccn
2014023347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024414429
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399171987
  • (OCoLC)876882883

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