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The Resource Hand to mouth : the truth about being poor in a wealthy world, Linda Tirado

Hand to mouth : the truth about being poor in a wealthy world, Linda Tirado

Label
Hand to mouth : the truth about being poor in a wealthy world
Title
Hand to mouth
Title remainder
the truth about being poor in a wealthy world
Statement of responsibility
Linda Tirado
Title variation
Living in bootstrap America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain restaurant to support her young family. She knows what it's like to have problems you wish you could fix, but no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting any. In 2013, an essay on the everyday realities of poverty that Tirado wrote and posted online was read and shared around the world. In Hand to Mouth, she gives a searing, witty and clear-eyed insider account of being poor in the world's richest nation. She looks at how ordinary people fall or are born into the poverty trap, explains why the poor don't always behave in the way the middle classes think they should, and makes an urgent call for us all to understand and meet the challenges they face
Summary
We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado 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? 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
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10358762
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tirado, Linda
Dewey number
305.569
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
T57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Poverty
  • Social classes
  • Poor
Target audience
adult
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living in bootstrap America
Label
Hand to mouth : the truth about being poor in a wealthy world, Linda Tirado
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053442731
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 195 p.
Isbn
9780349005485
Lccn
2014023347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891980405
Label
Hand to mouth : the truth about being poor in a wealthy world, Linda Tirado
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053442731
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 195 p.
Isbn
9780349005485
Lccn
2014023347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891980405

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