Our next Culture Club will meet September 10, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the home of one of our members. We will be discussing the book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America written by Barbara Ehrenreich.
From Library Journal:
“A close observer and astute analyzer of American life…Ehrenreich turns her attention to what it is like trying to subsist while working in low-paying jobs. Inspired to see what boom times looked like from the bottom, she hides her real identity and attempts to make a life on a salary of just over $300 per week after taxes. She is often forced to work at two jobs, leaving her time and energy for little else than sleeping and working. Ehrenreich vividly describes her experiences living in isolated trailers and dilapidated motels while working as a nursing-home aide, a Wal-Mart “sales associate,” a cleaning woman, a waitress, and a hotel maid in three states Florida, Maine, and Minnesota. Her narrative is candid, often moving, and very revealing.”
We hope you can join us! Please email Sue Fraley to r.s.v.p. and for directions.