As you can tell from the list at the right, I read a bit. While much is enjoyable, there isn’t a tremendous amount that really, really draws me in. That’s particularly so with non-fiction. That said, go buy The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David Shipler.
I have not read any of his work before but this is tremendous. It really brings home the reality of what our minimum wage service economy is doing. It is not as personal as Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed but I think it is a stronger and better work. There’s favorable “professional” reviews at NY Times and BookPage and a less favorable one in The Austin Chronicle .