Double Nickelled & Dimed
February 15, 2008 2:13 PM Subscribe
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"In a test
of the American Dream, Adam Shepard started life from scratch with the clothes on his back and twenty-five dollars. Ten months later, he had an apartment, a car, and a small savings." Introduction
to the book which arose from his "journey", which was inspired by Barbara Ehrenreich
from a homelessness blog, and a timely counterpoint video
from al Jazeera. Why
are people homeless (PDF)? Shephard can be hired as a public speaker
if you would like to know more about this research.
Also, an audio interview
with Ehrenreich and the first chapter
of her book.