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The Working Poor: Invisible in America

The Working Poor: Invisible in America
Author: David K. Shipler
ISBN 13: 9780375708213
ISBN 10: 375708219
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2005-01-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $16.95

No one who works hard in America should be poor, says journalist and author Shipler, but he found many of them all across the country, and delves as deeply into the cause and effect of their condition as they would allow. Some he has followed for years now. One finding is that the rise and fall of the nation's official economy has almost no impact on them; another is that they have no time for rage. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Washington Post

The Working Poor and Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed, a book that eloquently covers some of the same ground, should be required reading not just for every member of Congress, but for every eligible voter. Now that this invisible world has been so powerfully brought to light, its consequences can no longer be ignored or denied. — Eric Schlosser