The Working Poor: Invisible in America
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About the Author
DAVID K. SHIPLER reported for The New York Times from 1966 to 1988 in New York, Saigon, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Washington, D.C. He is the author of six previous books, including the best sellers Russia and The Working Poor, as well as Arab and Jew, which won the Pulitzer Prize. He has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and has taught at Princeton, American University, and Dartmouth. He writes online at The Shipler Report.
" An essential book.... It should be required reading not just for every member of Congress, but for every eligible voter." --The Washington Post Book World "Sensitive, sometimes heart-rending ... A vivid portrait of the struggle of the working poor to acquire steady, decently paid employment." -Commentary "Insightful and moving.... Shipler writes with enormous grace [and] he captures the immense frustration endured by the working poor as few others have." --The Nation "Welcome and important.... Shipler manages to see all aspects of poverty--psychological, personal, societal--and examine how they're related.... There is much here to ponder for conservatives and liberals alike." --The Seattle Times