Pledge to Read

2adayWhy do you want to read $2.00 a Day: Living on Nothing in America?


Pledge to read and let us know why by commenting below.


6 thoughts on “Pledge to Read

  1. There are a few reasons why I want to read this book. However, the primary reason is the fact that many of us live with a mindset that we must spend unnecessary amounts of money to survive. This is simply not true; there are many individuals out there that are forced to live off of practically nothing every day. At the same time, we have individuals who are well off complaining about not having enough money in their lives. Additionally, I believe that this book will allow me to gain a nuanced perspective on my very own lifestyle. I wish to adopt some of the ideas of this book to simplify my own life, as well.


  2. One can only hope that a better understanding not only of the acute distress and suffering of desperate poverty but also of its structural roots will push us as a society to finally say: we can do better. The harsh policies we have adopted are shameful and wrong. We all need help from time to time.


  3. I am pledging to read “$2.00 a Day” because poverty in America and the issues that are born from it are topics that everyone should try to better understand. I also truly believe that when a community comes together to learn through reading a common book and then explores it at open events, a community can grow in a beautiful way.


  4. I pledge to read this book because I know the personal stories of poverty will be extremely difficult for me to read and is a good reminder of what we take for granted and how the current welfare system needs to be reformed.


  5. I am pledging to read $2.00 a Day because I want to learn more about poverty in America and how if affects both the poor and our society. I’d also like to know what we and our government at every level can do to eliminate poverty or at least significantly reduce it.


  6. I want to read this because I have lived in relative poverty. I also studied issues of poverty and single parenting when I was a student at SUNY New Paltz.


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