• Summary & Analysis of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City | A Guide to the Book by Matthew Desmond

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  • Narrated by: Satauna Howery
  • Length: 53 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In his thought-provoking and deeply moving book, Matthew Desmond tackles the issue of poverty in America through the lens of eviction. Desmond's Pulitzer Prize winning book follows the personal lives of several families and individuals struggling to survive in Milwaukee during the Great Recession.

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)

What does this ZIP Reads Summary include? 

  • Synopsis of the original book
  • Guide to key players
  • Chapter-by-chapter summaries
  • Statistics on eviction and poverty in the US
  • Historical background on housing discrimination
  • Editorial review
  • Background on the author

About the Original Book: In Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond tackles the issue of systemtic poverty and discrimination as it's never been done before. Following a handful of people through their personal struggles with eviction at the height of the Great Recession, Desmond offers a window into the reality of poverty few have seen or experienced. Desmond argues that eviction is more a cause of poverty than a consequence of it and offers real solutions to this pervasive problem in American society. No matter what your financial situation, Evicted provides invaluable perspective into the personal side of poverty: both from near-homeless tenants and the landlords who make a living in misfortune. 

DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.

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