New Meetup: December Book Club

From: Terri
Sent on: Sunday, September 6, 2009 9:04 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Saint Petersburg Book Club Meetup Group!

What: December Book Club

When: December 15,[masked]:30 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

This month is Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich.

Product Description

The bestselling, landmark work of undercover reportage, now updated

Acclaimed as an instant classic upon publication, Nickel and Dimed has sold more than 1.5 million copies and become a staple of classroom reading. Chosen for ?one book? initiatives across the country, it has fueled nationwide campaigns for a living wage. Funny, poignant, and passionate, this revelatory firsthand account of life in low-wage America?the story of Barbara Ehrenreich?s attempts to eke out a living while working as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing-home aide, and Wal-Mart associate?has become an essential part of the nation?s political discourse.

Now, in a new afterword, Ehrenreich shows that the plight of the underpaid has in no way eased: with fewer jobs available, deteriorating work conditions, and no pay increase in sight, Nickel and Dimed is more relevant than ever.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/stpetebookclub/calendar/11306491/

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