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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Scratch Beginnings = opposing opinion of Nickel & Dimed

Did you see 20 20 last night? John Stossel interviewed Adam Shepard, 25, who did an experiment starting with $25 in Charleston South Carolina - and did well! He had read Nickel & Dimed in college and wanted to "discover for himself if the American Dream is still alive". He wrote a book about his experience - 'Scratch Beginnings'. I never read Nickel & Dimed, but I think I'll try Scratch Beginnings, i.e. the positive perspective.
Posted by Pam Fuchs
P.S. I posted this as a comment to Claudia's Nickel & Dimed post, but it doesn't "appear", so am posting again.

1 comment:

ClaudiaH said...

His book created quite a bit of controversy among bloggers. I read some "comments" about it. A lot of people were up in arms because the author was healthy and educated and could easily leave the experiment if it failed, which meant his attitude wasn't equal to those in real poverty. You can read an extensive interview with the author on the blog, "Get Rich Slowly" and there are 146 comments there, too! Probably the quickest way to find it is to search for "get rich slowly" "Adam Shepard"