The author clearly states in the introduction to the book that she has an agenda, is choosing the locations for that reason, is not actually going to find out what it is really like to be poor, and is privileged. At least she's honest.
That's why the book works. All of the negative reviews are pointing out exactly what the author is trying to get across. And, from what some reviewers wrote, the need for this book still exists.
I find this book to be an interesting look into cultural assumptions and understandings about poverty, privilege, and work that is definitely worth a listen or a read.
I love Margaret Cho's comedy but this book is not funny. It also does not sound like Margaret Cho reading it. I know it SAYS it's Margaret Cho, and the imitations of her mother are definitely Cho, but it doesn't sound like her. Overall, I found it interesting but not worth spending my $$ on. This is one for the library, not your hard-earned dollars.
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