Linda Tirado--Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

From the author of the eye-opening and controversial essay on poverty read by millions on the Huffington Post (“This is Why Poor Peoples Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense” ) comes Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America, the real-life Nickel and Dimed. In this memoir, Linda Tirado details life for the working poor in America.. Linda Tirado, in her brutally honest yet personable voice, takes all of our preconceived notions of poverty 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.”

Event date: 
10/07/2014 - 7:00pm
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720 9th St
Durham, NC 27705-4803
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ISBN: 9780399171987
Published: Putnam Adult - October 2nd, 2014