Four words immediately came to mind after reading Working Scared: ‘I feel your pain.’ From its dedication to ‘American workers’ and continuing throughout its 195 pages, this book presents a collection of sobering statistics and revealing interviews about post-Great-Recession America, the changing American labor market, and lingering effects of the late 2000s financial crisis upon U.S. residents’ lives. Interspersed with numerous graphs, tables, and research findings are quotes from ‘real people’ who were negatively impacted by recent economic events. These quotes put a human ‘face’ on otherwise sterile facts and figures and this blend of quantitative and qualitative data holds readers’ interest.

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