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The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler
In The Working Poor, David Shipler examines the lives and societal forces surrounding those Americans who still live in poverty despite working full time. While many are mired in these conditions by their own poor choices, many are forced to this level by events they cannot control. The ability to crawl out of poverty remains an intractable situation for most of the working poor, and is a cycle repeated through generations. David Shipler combines both the larger arena of poverty in America with individual stories of those who will never make it out and those who manage to succeed. The Working Poor has received much praise with the San Jose Mercury News saying, "Yes, The Working Poor often makes for depressing reading. But it will make you feel something. Actually, it will make you feel a lot of things: disgust, pity, fear, rage, contempt and sometimes also admiration at the sheer dogged endurance of people."
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