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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Category: Book
By (author): Bruder, Jessica
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
  TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: September 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*From the beet fields of North Dakota to the 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 adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads.

Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy-one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.

Review Quote*A remarkable book of immersive reporting.… Bruder is an acute and compassionate observer. - Margaret Talbot (The New Yorker)

This is an important book.… A calmly stated chronicle of devastation. But told as story after story, it is also a riveting collection of tales about irresistible people-quirky, valiant people who deserve respect and a decent life. - Louise Erdrich, author of Future Home of the Living God and The Round House

Bruder is a poised and graceful writer. - Parul Sehgal (New York Times)

[A] devastating, revelatory book. - Timothy R. Smith (Washington Post)

A first-rate piece of immersive journalism. - San Francisco Chronicle

Stirring reportage. - O Magazine

At once wonderfully humane and deeply troubling, the book offers an eye-opening tour of the increasingly unequal, unstable, and insecure future our country is racing toward. - Astra Taylor (The Nation)

Some readers will come because they're enamored of road narratives, but Bruder's study should be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of work, community, and retirement. - Peter C. Baker (Pacific Standard)

Important, eye-opening journalism. - Kim Ode (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Bruder tells [this] story with gripping insight, detail and candor. In the hands of a fine writer, this is a terrific profile of a subculture that gets little attention, or is treated by the media as a quirky hobby, rather than a survival strategy. - Peter Simon (Buffalo News)
Biographical NoteJessica Bruder is an award-winning journalist whose work focuses on subcultures and the dark corners of the economy. She has written for Harper's Magazine, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Bruder teaches at the Columbia School of Journalism.