A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on EarthBook - 2018
During Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the '80s and '90s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, this is an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Characteristics: ix, 290 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: B SMARSH, S