Instant review: interesting, if you’re interested.

Dirt Cheap by Elisabeth Wynhausen.jpg

Inspired by Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich (also quite interesting), this book sees journo Elisabeth Wynhausen go undercover, moving from minimum wage job to minimum wage job to have a look in at how the other half lives.

Takeaway: life’s tough at the bottom; the people who set the rules should have a bit of empathy.

For: those interested in the lives (especially of women) in minimum wage jobs in Australia.

Not for: those not interested etc etc.

246 pages (medium); ISBN 1405036443; Classification Dewey 070.92 WYN.