Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2017
DD ISBN 9780525499435 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2017
DD ISBN 9780525499442 $66.50
The author's earnest narration, combined with a perspective on work that rises above political rhetoric, makes this a must-hear audio for anyone concerned about poverty and the dignity of work. The grim tone in her otherwise clear performance is not altogether inappropriate, given the plight of people with no jobs or any means to feel like they are contributing members of their communities. With her thorough research and clear writing, she is persuasive that solutions will be possible when we start encouraging small businesses and municipalities to define work that needs doing and pay workers a living wage. Her finely drawn examples of poverty in Kenya, the rural U.S., and inner city neighborhoods sound both stark and rich in opportunity for anyone wanting to bring these forgotten people into our otherwise thriving society. T.W. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2017]
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