Jessica Bruder - Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

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A growing majority of the RVs on American highways belong not to retirees seeing the country, but to a transient population of would-be retirees going from job to job. In her second book, Bruder builds on her groundbreaking July 2014 Harper’s cover story, “The End of Retirement,” to follow some of these “workampers” as they go on the road to supplement social security and pay the bills. Most of these older, middle-class Americans who can’t afford to retire or to own a home are single women, and they take whatever temporary jobs they can get, from picking berries to selling Christmas trees to stocking Amazon warehouses.  Bruder, who teaches at the Columbia School of Journalism, took to the road in her own RV to write this vivid ethnography of a hard-pressed and resilient post-Recession population.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$26.95
ISBN: 9780393249316
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 19th, 2017

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