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Land, Stephanie

10 holds on 4 copies

Summary: Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, took classes online to earn a college degree. And she wrote relentlessly: true stories of overworked and underpaid Americans; of living on food stamps and WIC coupons. Here...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2019

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Bruder, Jessica

Summary: "From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 331.3 BRU

Cheever, Benjamin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 CHE

Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Summary: To discover how others exist on minimum wage, the author leaves her home, takes the cheapest lodgings she can find, and accepts whatever jobs she's offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she works variously as a waitress, nursing home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She learned many things, including the fact that one job is not enough: you need at least two if you intend to live...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books, LLC 2004

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Summary: "Over three years, the film follows four hard-working individuals as they strive for their piece of the American Dream but find only low wages, dead end jobs, and a tattered safety net in their way."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WAG

Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Summary: Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- could be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on six to seven dollars an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2001

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.569 EHR

Rivlin, Gary.

Summary: "A unique and riveting exploration of one of America's largest and fastest-growing industries--the business of poverty"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Business 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.46 RIV