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Hand to Mouth - Living in Bootstrap America

Linda Tirado

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Description:

From the author of the eye-opening and controversial essay on poverty that was read by millions comes the real-life Nickel and Dimed, and Linda Tirado explains what it's like to be working poor in America, and why poor people make the decisions they do. We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado, in her signature brutally honest yet personable voice, takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits. She articulates not only what it is to be working poor in America (yes, you can be poor and live in a house and have a job, even two), but what poverty is truly like-on all levels. In her thought-provoking voice, Tirado discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why "poor people don't always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should."

Language:

English

Length:

4h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:30