Linda Tirado - Author

About the Author

Linda Tirado is married with two children and lives in Utah, USA. Until 2014, she worked as a food service worker in a chain restaurant. She blogs, writes and campaigns on poverty and class issues. Since her online essay 'Why I Make Terrible Decisions' went viral around the world in autumn 2013, she has received speaking and commentary requests from numerous media outlets and institutions. Hand to Mouth is her first book.

Featured books by Linda Tirado

Hand to Mouth The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World

Hand to Mouth The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World

Author: Linda Tirado Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain restaurant to support her young family. She knows what it's like to have problems you wish you could fix, but no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting any. In 2013, an essay on the everyday realities of poverty that Tirado wrote and posted online was read and shared around the world. In Hand to Mouth, she gives a searing, witty and clear-eyed insider account of being poor in the world's richest nation. She looks at how ordinary people fall or are born into the poverty trap, explains why the poor don't always behave in the way the middle classes think they should, and makes an urgent call for us all to understand and meet the challenges they face.

Other books by Linda Tirado

Hand to Mouth

Hand to Mouth

Author: Linda Tirado Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2014

From the author of the eye-opening and controversial essay on poverty that was read by millions comes the real-lifeNickel and Dimed, as Linda Tirado explains what it's like to be working poor in America, and why poor people make the decisions they do.We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado, in her signature brutally honest yet personable voice, takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits. She articulates not only what it is to be working poor in America (yes, you can be poor and live in a house and have a job, even two), but what poverty is truly likeon all levels. In her thought-provoking voice, Tirado discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why ';poor people don't always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should.'

Hand to Mouth The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World

Hand to Mouth The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World

Author: Linda Tirado Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain restaurant to support her young family. She knows what it's like to have problems you wish you could fix, but no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting any. In 2013, an essay on the everyday realities of poverty that Tirado wrote and posted online was read and shared around the world. In Hand to Mouth, she gives a searing, witty and clear-eyed insider account of being poor in the world's richest nation. She looks at how ordinary people fall or are born into the poverty trap, explains why the poor don't always behave in the way the middle classes think they should, and makes an urgent call for us all to understand and meet the challenges they face.

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