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Scratch Beginnings

2008-02-15 22:51:10.509431+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream:

... Socioeconomically speaking, my story is a rebuttal to Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch, the books that spoke on the death of the American Dream. With investigative projects of her own, Ehrenreich attempted to establish that working stiffs are doomed to live in the same disgraceful conditions forever. I reject that theory, and my story is a search to evaluate if hard work and discipline provide any payoff whatsoever or if they are, as Ehrenreich suggests, futile pursuits.

Christian Science Monitor interview with author Adam Shepard, and the MeFi entry which linked to this, the resulting discussion thread making me think, especially in light of yesterday's musings, that maybe I should just stop reading discussion forums frequented by people with excuses and no ambition...

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-02-19 15:45:16.716436+00 by: Dan Lyke

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