Nickel and dimed at Bowdoin College
In an attempt to convince skeptical Brunswickians that Bowdoin students have, indeed, looked up from their Solo cups long enough to realize that the economy is in the shitter, Barry Mills started a book club. It’s called “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” and…wait, hold on *shuffles notes*
It’s called “Brunswick-Bowdoin Community Read” and the book of the month is “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” by Barbara Ehrenreich, who decided to try and live on 1 minimum wage job to see if it was possible…it’s not really, though it is the harsh reality for many Americans.
Book discussions coincide with Mills’ decision to reform Bowdoin’s financial aid policies to better accommodate the needs of middle income families…wait, never mind…*shuffles notes*
The book discussions coincide with a Common Hour visit by the author herself at 12:30 p.m., Friday, January 27, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall.