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Nickel and dimed is a non-fiction book written by barbara ehrenreich about the plight of the low-wage earners in the united states after the welfare reform act signed by bill clinton in 1996. Barbara ehrenreich is an american journalist and the bestselling author of sixteen previous books, including the bestsellers nickel and dimed and bait and switch a frequent contributor to harpers and the nation , she has also been a columnist at the new york times and time magazine. Nickel and dimed is the revealing, compelling, and widely acclaimed result of that decision-a book that has already become a masterpiece of undercover reportage, and a portrait-of-the-working-poor classic that is showing up in classrooms throughout the nation. By barbara ehrenreich contents the book follows ehrenreich's examination of the world of insecure low wage work that constituted nickel and dimed, published in 2001.
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