Newest Release: Invisible Nation: Homeless Families in America
"With this book, Richard Schweid casts an intensely thorough and compassionate eye on the plight of homeless families in America; a tragedy that has plagued us as a country since the first settlers came to its shores. Surely, he asks, in a nation pledging itself to liberty and justice for all, can we not add to that pledge decent housing for those struggling to live among us in dignity?"
"It takes a wage of nearly $19 per hour to afford a two-bedroom rental anywhere in the U.S. That is more than the income of two minimum-wage workers in much of the nation. This is a crisis that will only get worse. In an excellent blend of on-the-ground research, Richard Schweid reports from shabby hotels, among homeless families, and in several cities across the country, over the course of years. Invisible Nation is a must-read for policy makers, students of sociology, and anyone else concerned about the widening wage gap in our country."
—Dale Maharidge, Pulitzer Prize–winner and author of Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression.
Richard Schweid is a Nashville-born author, currently living in Barcelona. He is a journalist, and documentary reporter, with eight published books of creative nonfiction. He was a co-founder of Barcelona Metropolitan, a monthly city magazine in English, and he was Senior Editor for fourteen years. He was also production manager of the Oscar-nominated documentary Balseros.
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