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Scratch Beginnings Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream

ISBN-10: 0061714275
ISBN-13: 9780061714276
Edition: N/A
Authors: Adam W. Shepard
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Description: What can you get with $25 and a dream?Adam Shepard graduated from college feeling disillusioned by the apathy around him and was then incensed after reading Barbara Ehrenreich's famous work Nickel and Dimed-a book that gave him a feeling of  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

What can you get with $25 and a dream?Adam Shepard graduated from college feeling disillusioned by the apathy around him and was then incensed after reading Barbara Ehrenreich's famous work Nickel and Dimed-a book that gave him a feeling of hopelessness about the working class in America. He set out to disprove Ehrenreich's theory-the notion that those who start at the bottom stay at the bottom-by making something out of nothing to achieve the American Dream.Shepard's plan was simple. With a sleeping bag, the clothes on his back, and $25 in cash, and restricted from using his contacts or college education, he headed out for Charleston, South Carolina, a randomly selected city with one objective: to work his way out of homelessness and into a life that would give him the opportunity for success. His goal was to have, after one year, $2,500, a working automobile, and a furnished apartment.Scratch Beginnings is the earnest and passionate account of Shepard's struggle to overcome the pressures placed on the homeless. His story will not only inspire readers but will also remind them that success can come to anyone who is willing to work hard-and that America is still one of the most hopeful countries in the world.

Adam Shepard is a 2006 graduate of Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, where he majored in business management and Spanish. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Acknowledgments
Disclaimer and Author's Notes
Introduction July 24-Setting Up
Welcome to Crisis Ministries
Easy Labor
Another Day, Another Dollar
Big Babies
Sundays with George
Hustle Time
Job Hunting 101 with Professor Phil Coleman
Put Up or Shut Up
"First and Last Day"
Adventures in Moving
Movin'on up
Workers' Consternation
Winter with Bubble Gum
Culture Shocked
Fighting for Respect
One Last Move
Epilogue: A Year Later: A Didactic Look at What I Learned and Where I Go from Here

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