Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty First Century

The inspiration for Chloé Zhao's Golden Globe Award–winning film starring Frances McDormand March and April pick for the PBS Newshour-New York Times "Now Read This" Book Club New York Times bestseller "People who thought the 2008 ...

Nomadland  Surviving America in the Twenty First Century

Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty First Century

The inspiration for Chloé Zhao's 2020 Golden Lion award-winning film starring Frances McDormand. "People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny) book." —Rebecca Solnit From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads. Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.

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Pages: 288
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The inspiration for Chloé Zhao's 2020 Golden Lion award-winning film starring Frances McDormand. "People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny) book." —Rebecca Solnit
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Summary of Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
Language: en
Pages: 68
Authors: Bookhabits
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-23 - Publisher: Blurb

Nomadland by Jessica Bruder: Conversation Starters Get to know the men and women who call themselves "workampers" in Jessica Bruder's book entitled Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century. Based on her research, the author takes you inside the world of a group of Americans, mostly retirement age, who have

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