From the author of the eye-opening and controversial essay
on poverty that was read by millions comes the real-life Nickel and Dimed, as Linda Tirado explains what it’s like to be
working poor in America and why poor people make the decisions they do.
We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be
poor. Linda Tirado, in her brutally honest yet personable voice,
takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits. She
articulates not only what it is to be working poor in America—yes, you can be
poor and live in a house and have a job, even two—but what poverty is truly
like on all levels.
In her thought-provoking voice, Tirado discusses 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.” Download and start listening now!