Nikel and Dimed:on (not) getting by in American
The book nickel and dimed is about a young Caucasian lady named Barbara Ehrenreich. She is an undercover journalist who investigated American poverty by taking on low-paying jobs. Also trying to find affordable housing and food to eat (basically for survival) only using the income she made off the low income. As Barbara gets into the working force she experiences what the working poor actually goes through and all the struggles they face in time. Because she treated unfairly, and rude, and working so hard for a living but isnâ€™t even getting paid enough to survive. Also it was hard to keep a house consistent as Barbara learned this for herself because she moved from motel to motel a lot because she didnâ€™t have the income to stay at a place for a long time. When Barbara finally seeâ€™s how stressful and depressing it was to be apart of the working poor she decided to do something to make a change. So she published this book on her own perspective of being apart of the working poor and how itâ€™s very unfair and so she hoped one-day wages would rise and everyone would be equal in the future.
In the book Barbara experiences unfairness and people who were very disrespectful towards her and others. In the real world and in this book the working poor is forced to work there butts off but they barely get paid enough to take care of themselves. This is where the 1996 welfare problem comes into issue, wages should be higher because every one needs a life but if u doesnâ€™t have money there want be a life for u even to live. Stating this in the book Barbara didnâ€™t understand how people could live with this income so she decided to make a change; and I feel anyone who is apart of the working poor should make a change. This book is very inspirational and it has taught me to work hard for yourself but also to fight for what you believe in.