THE WORKING POOR: Invisible in America

THE WORKING POOR: Invisible in America

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Arab and Jew, an intimate portrait unfoldsĀ of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty. As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology-hard, honest work. But their version of the American Dream is a nightmare: low-paying, dead-end jobs; the profound failure of government to improve upon decaying housing, health care, and education; the failure of families to break the patterns of child abuse and substance abuse. Shipler exposes the interlocking problems by taking us into the sorrowful, infuriating

David K. Shipler
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