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    • Scratch Beginnings

    • Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream
    • By: Adam Shepard
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    What can you get with 25 dollars and a dream? Adam Shepard graduated from college feeling disillusioned by the apathy around him and was then incensed after reading Barbara Ehrenreich's famous work Nickel and Dimed- a book that gave him a feeling of hopelessness about the working class in America. He set out to disprove Ehrenreich's theory-the notion that those who start at the bottom stay at the bottom-by making something out of nothing to achieve the American Dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant read, nice alternate to Nicked/Dimed

    • By Tom on 12-06-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • One Year Lived

    • By: Adam Shepard
    • Narrated by: Adam Shepard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    During his 29th year, spending just $19,420.68, less than it would have cost him to stay at home, Adam Shepard visited seventeen countries on four continents and lived some amazing adventures. "It's interesting to me," he says, "that in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, it's normal for people to pack a bag, buy a plane ticket, and get 'Out There'."

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying & Immature

    • By Elizabeth on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $17.99