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Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century / Jessica Bruder.

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Summary:

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves 'workampers.' On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald's vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many others; including her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 331.3980973 .B888n 2017 (Text) 37814003255941 AUDIO - NEW Audiobook CD System_Only_3months 06/07/2021 Checked out 07/06/2021
Hood River County Library CD 331.398 BRU (Text) 33892100501940 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 12/22/2017 being repaired -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681687186
  • ISBN: 1681687186
  • ISBN: 9781665143141
  • ISBN: 1665143142
  • Physical Description: 8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Karen White.
Summary, etc.:
From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves 'workampers.' On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald's vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many others; including her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May.
System Details Note:
CD Audio.
Subject: Older people > Employment > United States.
Retirees > Employment > United States.
Retirement > Economic aspects > United States.
Casual labor > United States.
Working poor > United States.
Migrant labor > United States.
Recreational vehicle living > United States.
Van life > United States.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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