Denise Keppel

Birthday: Jan. 3
In My Own Words:
I'm very electic in my reading habits-- I'll never know what I'll pick up next.


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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
1.0 out of 5 stars Unreal!, May 31 2004
An upperly bound liberal decides to see how the other half lives. She does this by living in three different cities for three months. Of course, she does this without sticking around, feeling this gives her a great and wonderful insight into the plight of the working poor.
I wonder what would have happened if she had done things like getting a roommate, asking for community help, or even set her aim a little higher. For example, why didn't she take her experience at a diner and gone to a place where the tips were better? Or stick around and find out what happened after a month on the job, when she made friends with the customers and knew people? How would the experience been… Read more