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Living life on the road — and not entirely by choice: casualties of the shrinking middle class




With a sign showing full camp grounds, cars drive into Grand Teton National Park on August 19, 2017 outside Jackson, Wyoming.
With a sign showing full camp grounds, cars drive into Grand Teton National Park on August 19, 2017 outside Jackson, Wyoming.
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Some Americans are trading in their traditional stationary lives for a life out on the open road.

The change — adopted mostly by single women and senior citizens — is involuntary and is the result of the 2008 Great Recession.

Award-winning journalist Jessica Bruder immerses herself in this fluid community in her most recent book, “Nomadland.” Bruder bought a van and traveled more than 15,000 miles to live amongst the nomads and hear their personal stories.

How have you dealt with economic challenges? What sacrifices have you been forced to make?

Jessica Bruder will discuss her book, “Nomadland” this Saturday, Oct. 21 at Skylight Books in Los Angeles. The event starts at 5 p.m. For info, click here

Guest:

Jessica Bruder, journalist and author of the new book, “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” (W. W. Norton, 2017)