March 11, 2021
We will meet via the Zoom platform. Please RSVP using the form below or call 781-786-6165 and a link to the meeting will be sent to you close to the meeting date. Hard copy book, audio & electronic book copies will be available beginning about a month before the meeting. Please contact the Reference Desk for assistance in requesting a copy.
Non Fiction Book Discussion Group: $2.00 a Day: living on almost nothing in America
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Join us as we discuss $2.00 a Day: living on almost nothing in America by Kathryn J. Eding and H. Luke Shafer. This book was one of the New York Times Notable Nonfiction Books of 2015. “This slim, searing look at extreme poverty deftly mixes policy research and heartrending narratives from a swath of the 1.5 million American households eking out an existence on cash incomes of $2 per person per day. Edin and Shaefer, respectively professors at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan, trace the history of welfare in the U.S. up to the cuts enacted by President Clinton. They also explore the worlds of the desperately impoverished, profiling people who are able to find, at best, low-wage jobs with no bargaining power.” – Syndetics, a Bowker service.