Our Book Club's Selection for July

"Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America"
Cover image of Barbara EhrenreichInspired by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, Barbara Ehrenreich decided in 1998 to join the millions of Americans who survive on low wages, and try her hand at making a living while working as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing-home aide, and Wal-Mart associate. The result is a compelling exposé account of how the majority of people in this country work year-round at physically and mentally exhausting jobs, often for no more than $6 or $7 an hour. She reveals a population that is as tenacious in their daily struggles as they are generous with humor, insight, and passion. This book is a must-read for those interested in truly knowing the difference between minimum wage and a living wage and why this continues to be a very topical issue.

The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm at La Casa, located right next door to the interim library. For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov.