NICKEL AND DIMED at the Hudson Theatres

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Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

In her book Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich detailed her sojourn into the world of the working poor, illuminating (as no recounting of statistics ever could) the struggle, heartache and resilience of this often forgotten and/or disrespected class of Americans. Read more…

Melinda Schupman – ArtsInLA

Barbara Ehrenreich’s 2001 book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, prompted critics, pro and con, to examine the lives of the working poor through her eyes. Well-educated and a successful writer, Ehrenreich attempted to leave her comfortable life behind to try to live on a minimum wage. As she traversed the country taking jobs as a hospital aide, a WalMart worker, a cleaner, and a waitress, she told a compelling story of the inequities faced by millions in our society who struggle to survive.  Read more…

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