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Barbara Ehrenreich
Barbara Ehrenreich
Barbara Ehrenreich

One Book, One College

Corning Community College, 2016-2017

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich

What the Critics Say…

“Jarring, full of riveting grit...This book is really unforgettable.”
—Susannah Meadows, Newsweek

“Valuable and illuminating. We have Barbara Ehrenreich to thank for bringing us the news of America’s working poor so clearly and directly, and conveying it with a deep moral outrage….She is our premier reporter of the underside of capitalism.”
—Dorothy Gallagher, The New York Times

Learn about the book

Join CCC Assistant Professor of Sociology Tyson Abbott for a lunch time presentation and discussion on Nickel and Dimed!
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 12:15-1:30pm
Place: Hanley Room in the Library

Talk about the book

Join CCC Associate Professor of English, Dr. Christine E. Atkins for a lunch time presentation and discussion on Nickel and Dimed!
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Place: Southeast Steuben Public Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza #101, Corning, NY 14830

See Nickel and Dimed the play

November 16, 17, 18, and 19
Curtains open at 7:00 p.m. General Admission tickets are $10.00; tickets for students and seniors 65+ are $5.00.
Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.
Matinee Benefit for Campus Ministry
The benefit ticket price is $15 (students $8)

Nickel and Dimed by Joan Holden, based on Nickel and Dimed, on (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich,  Waitress riffs by Sophia Chumley.

What critics say about Nickel and Dimed the play:

"…undeniably provocative…One can't see this stage version without questioning an economy in which poor people subsidize the lifestyle of the middle and upper classes."

"Daring…attacks the privileges of 90% of the people who will see it…Ehrenreich's irrepressible sense of humor admirably translated from page to stage."
LA Times

"Involving, important and urgently topical."
Philadelphia Inquirer

2016-2017 One Book, One College events are made possible by Academic Affairs, Walter R. Smith Visiting Scholars Series, Southeast Steuben Public Library, and Muse of Fire Theater