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Scratch Beginnings

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"DON'T believe the naysayers. The American Dream--the fable that says if you work hard and follow the rules, you'll make it--is alive and well."
--New York Post

Adam W. Shepard's Scratch Beginnings is the fascinating and eye-opening account of the grand social experiment the author undertook in response to Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed. Subtitled "Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream," Scratch Beginnings chronicles Shepard's successful efforts to raise himself up from self-imposed rock bottom in one year's time--a personal odyssey that is sure to inspire anyone who reads about it, instilling new faith in the solid principles on which our democracy was built.



GenreNonFiction
Sociological
Memoir
TopicsAmerican Dream
Social classes
Homeless
Lower classes
Working classes
Upper classes
Survival
Social conditions
Sociology
Social history
Anthropology
Personal narrative
SettingCharleston, South Carolina
South Carolina