by Barbara Ehrenreich
Genre: Non-fiction, current events
The author does a social experiment where she tries to live on minimum wage in three different United States cities.
This book brings up all kinds of questions and really makes you think about the prejudices or pre-conceived ideas you might have about poor people- why are they poor? Why don't they just get a better job? Can't they budget their money?
While there are some problems with the experiment, the author realizes those problems as well and explains her methods.
A great read.
8 out of 10- recommended