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Nickel and Dimed



Awards: ALA Alex Awards Winner (Adult for Young Adults); YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners; L.A. Times Book Prize - Winner, Current Interest; Christopher Awards - Nominee, Winner; Christopher Awards - Winner, Books For Adults; Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee, Adult Nonfiction

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Barbara EhrenreichBarbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of Nickel and Dimed, Blood Rites, The Worst Years of Our Lives (a New York Times bestseller), Fear of Falling, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and eight other books. A frequent contributor to Time, Harper's,... More

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Awards

ALA Alex Awards Winner (Adult for Young Adults)
YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners
L.A. Times Book Prize - Winner, Current Interest
Christopher Awards - Nominee, Winner
Christopher Awards - Winner, Books For Adults
Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee, Adult Nonfiction

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It is hotter inside than out, but I do all right until I encounter the banks of glass doors. Each one has to be Windexed, wiped, and buffed-inside and out, top to bottom, left to right, until it's as streakless and invisible as a material substance can be. Outside, I can see construction guys knocking back Gatorade, but the rule is that no fluid or food item can touch a maid's lips when she's inside a house. I sweat without replacement or pause, not in individual drops but in continuous sheets of fluid, soaking through my polo shirt, pouring down the backs of my legs. Working my way through the living room(s), I wonder if Mrs. W. will ever have occasion to realize that every single doodad and object through which she expresses her unique, individual self is, from the vantage point of a maid, only an obstacle on the road to a glass of water.

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