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Required Reading: Nomadland

Stria Staff April 29, 2019
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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
By Jessica Bruder

The end of retirement?

Employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.”

On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life. (From the Publisher)

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