I have been meaning to read the book Hand to Mouth for a while – but you know, daily life can be such a grind sometimes so at the end of so many long days the idea of reading a book about the poverty hustle just did not sound relaxing to me. So there it sat for over a month next to my bed. Just lookin’ all cute and wanting to be read. Until I finally picked it up. And let me tell you, this author is hilarious. HILARIOUS. She delivers some straight up shitty news – but made me laugh at the same time. Something I can really admire.
If you have lived in poverty, or have been poor, or broke (all very different things) then this will be some solidarity for your soul. If you haven’t, well I would recommend even more highly that you give it a read. It is reminiscent of Barbara Erhenreich’s Nickel and Dimed – except it’s written from firsthand experience. And it’s funny (and heartbreaking) as hell. I devoured this book in less than three hours total. So worth my time and a conversation so worthy of more airtime in the U.S. if you ask me.