Book Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America. Barbara Ehrenreich, Metropolitan Books, New York; 2001. 221 pp. $23.00

Book Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America. Barbara Ehrenreich, Metropolitan... P1: GDW Sex Roles [sers] PP534-sers-375991 July 16, 2002 14:28 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 46, Nos. 3/4, February 2002 ( 2002) Book Review Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America. expensive than the monthly rents of apartments. Even Barbara Ehrenreich, Metropolitan Books, New the organizations whose purpose is to help those in fi- York; 2001. 221 pp. $23.00. nancial need are not sensitive to the circumstances of low-wage earners. As evidence, Ehrenreich discusses Following in the footsteps of John Howard the many hours it took her to secure subsidized food Griffin’s Black Like Me, Nickel and Dimed chronicles because most of the food banks that provided this ser- author Barbara Ehrenreich’s journey to the other side vice were only open from 9 to 5. When she finally ob- of the privilege divide. While Griffin altered his phys- tained some food supplies, they were filled with mostly ical features to appear African American, Ehrenreich empty calories or difficult to store without a refriger- altered her social class to become one of America’s ator (an item she did not have in one of the cities she millions of low-wage workers. She accomplished Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America. Barbara Ehrenreich, Metropolitan Books, New York; 2001. 221 pp. $23.00

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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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