Matthew Desmond$18.00 $16.56
Think the renter's market is fair? Think again. The cycle of eviction can create chaos in the lives of the working class. This book is essential because of the extraordinarily empathetic (and prize-winning) reporting and the way it documents the lives of its subjects.
Barbara Ehrenreich$17.00 $15.64
By now, you've probably heard of this legendary piece of reporting, where Ehrenreich goes "undercover" as low-wage workers, trying to make ends meet in different cities as a Wal Mart employee, maid, server, and more. She reveals that even with every advantage, the system is stacked against those at the bottom. An essential read if you want to understand why class consciousness is critical to helping in easing the suffering of so many in this country.