Nomadland by Jessica Bruder audiobook

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

By Jessica Bruder
Read by Karen White

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio 9780393249316
9.97 Hours Unabridged
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From the beet fields of North Dakota to the wilderness campgrounds of California to an Amazon warehouse in Texas, people who once might have kicked back to enjoy their sunset years are hard at work. Underwater on mortgages or finding that Social Security comes up short, they're hitting the road in astonishing numbers, forming a new community of nomads: RV and van-dwelling migrant laborers, or "workampers." Building on her groundbreaking Harper's cover story, "The End of Retirement," which brought attention to these formerly settled members of the middle class, Jessica Bruder follows one such RVer, Linda, between physically taxing seasonal jobs and reunions of her new van-dweller family, or "vanily." Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of both the economy's dark underbelly and the extraordinary resilience, creativity, and hope of these hardworking, quintessential Americans?many of them single women?who have traded rootedness for the dream of a better life.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Notable Book of 2017

Winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Nonfiction

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2017

A Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year for 2017 in Nonfiction

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the wilderness campgrounds of California to an Amazon warehouse in Texas, people who once might have kicked back to enjoy their sunset years are hard at work. Underwater on mortgages or finding that Social Security comes up short, they're hitting the road in astonishing numbers, forming a new community of nomads: RV and van-dwelling migrant laborers, or "workampers."

Building on her groundbreaking Harper's cover story, "The End of Retirement," which brought attention to these formerly settled members of the middle class, Jessica Bruder follows one such RVer, Linda, between physically taxing seasonal jobs and reunions of her new van-dweller family, or "vanily." Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of both the economy's dark underbelly and the extraordinary resilience, creativity, and hope of these hardworking, quintessential Americans?many of them single women?who have traded rootedness for the dream of a better life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stunning and beautifully written…Brilliant and haunting.” New York Times Book Review
“[A] devastating, revelatory book.” Washington Post
“Important, eye-opening journalism.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Engaging, highly relevant immersion journalism.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[A] powerhouse of a book…in the best immersive-journalism tradition…Visceral and haunting reporting.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Jessica Bruder

Author Bio: Jessica Bruder

Jessica Bruder is an award-winning journalist whose work focuses on subcultures and the dark corners of the economy. She has written for Harper’s, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. She teaches at the Columbia School of Journalism.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 9.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English