Coverart for item
The Resource Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America, Linda Tirado

Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America, Linda Tirado

Label
Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America
Title
Hand to mouth
Title remainder
living in bootstrap America
Statement of responsibility
Linda Tirado
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the haves and have-nots grow more separate and unequal in America, the working poor don't get heard from much. Now they have a voice. Here, Linda Tirado tells what it's like, day after day, to work, eat, shop, raise kids, and keep a roof over your head without enough money. She also answers questions often asked about those who live on or near minimum wage: Why don't they get better jobs? Why don't they make better choices? Why do they smoke cigarettes and have ugly lawns? Why don't they borrow from their parents? Tirado discusses openly 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."
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
362.50973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
T57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America, Linda Tirado
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Barbara Ehrenreich -- It takes money to make money -- You get what you pay for -- You can't pay a doctor in chickens anymore -- I'm not angry so much as I'm really tired -- I've got way bigger problems than a spinach salad can solve -- This part is about sex -- We do not have babies for welfare money -- Poverty is fucking expensive -- Being poor isn't a crime, it just feels like it -- An open letter to rich people
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
xxvi, 211 pages
Isbn
9780425277973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900623696
  • 822944
  • (OCoLC)ocn900623696
  • 822944
Label
Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America, Linda Tirado
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Barbara Ehrenreich -- It takes money to make money -- You get what you pay for -- You can't pay a doctor in chickens anymore -- I'm not angry so much as I'm really tired -- I've got way bigger problems than a spinach salad can solve -- This part is about sex -- We do not have babies for welfare money -- Poverty is fucking expensive -- Being poor isn't a crime, it just feels like it -- An open letter to rich people
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
xxvi, 211 pages
Isbn
9780425277973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900623696
  • 822944
  • (OCoLC)ocn900623696
  • 822944

Library Locations

    • Richland Library CooperBorrow it
      5317 North Trenholm Rd., Columbia, SC, 29206, US
      34.021546 -80.966601
Processing Feedback ...