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Hand to Mouth : The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World

Hand to Mouth : The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World

Author: Linda Tirado
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Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She was working all hours at two jobs - as a food service worker in a chain restaurant and as a voting rights activist at a non-profit organization - to support her young family. She knows what it's like to have problems you wish you could fix, but no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting any.


 


In 2013, an essay on the everyday realities of poverty that Tirado wrote and posted online was read and shared around the world. In Hand to Mouth, she gives a searing, witty and clear-eyed insider account of being poor in the world's richest nation. She looks at how ordinary people fall or are born into the poverty trap, explains why the poor don't always behave in the way the middle classes think they should, and makes an urgent call for us all to understand and meet the challenges they face.

Promotion info

- Will generate a firestorm of publicity on publication - Limited bound proofs available - Social media conversation and debate

Reviews

I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Devastatingly smart and funny, consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. Linda Tirado is the real thing -- Barbara Ehrenreich, acclaimed author of Nickel and Dimed I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Devastatingly smart and funny, consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. Linda Tirado is the real thing -- Barbara Ehrenreich, acclaimed author of Nickel and Dimed

Author description

Linda Tirado is married with two children and lives in Utah, USA. Until 2014, she was working two jobs, most recently in a chain restaurant and as a voting rights activist for a disability non-profit organisation. She blogs, writes and campaigns on poverty and class issues. Since her online essay 'Why I Make Terrible Decisions' went viral around the world in autumn 2013, she has received speaking and commentary requests from numerous media outlets and institutions. Hand to Mouth is her first book.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780349005485
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : August 2014
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : Linda Tirado
  • : Paperback
  • : 1014
  • : en
  • : 305.569092