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Evicted - Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of the worst trailer parks in Milwaukee. They loathe some of their tenants and are fond of others, but as Sherrena puts it, "Love don't pay the bills." She moves to evict Arleen and her boys a few days before Christmas. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America's vast inequality-and to people's determination and intelligence in the face of hardship. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American proble

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of the worst trailer parks in Milwaukee. They loathe some of their tenants and are fond of others, but as Sherrena puts it, "Love don't pay the bills." She moves to evict Arleen and her boys a few days before Christmas. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America's vast inequality-and to people's determination and intelligence in the face of hardship. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American proble
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WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of the worst trailer parks in Milwaukee. They loathe some of their tenants and are fond of others, but as Sherrena puts it, "Love don't pay the bills." She moves to evict Arleen and her boys a few days before Christmas. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America's vast inequality-and to people's determination and intelligence in the face of hardship. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American proble

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dion Graham, Scott Aiello

Length:

11h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:31


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:50


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:24


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:26


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:30


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:27


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:46


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:59


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:16


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:23


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:26


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:18


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:39


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:39


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:28


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:10


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:50


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:25


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:58


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:14


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:17


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:36


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:10


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:24


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:38


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:38


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:56


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:28


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:44


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:59


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:52


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:40


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:24


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:44


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:19


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:46


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:38


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:49


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:44


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:35


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:55


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

00:34