Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
Jessica Bruder, an American Author, began a journey that she never imagined she would take and, how it would affect her life. In 2013 she was commissioned to write a story for Harper’s Bazaar on the growing demographic of low-income Americans. Many of these Americans were post-retirement age, living a nomadic life, living in their cars and vans in wide open spaces or campgrounds, finding work where they could. Bruder absorbed herself into the nomadic life, traveling and working with the nomadic group in farm fields, Amazon fulfillment centers, burger joints.
Esquire Magazine – “The story took on a life of its own and Bruder spun the narrative into a three-year-project and a much-lauded 2017 book, Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century which became – of course - a 2021 Oscar winning film starring Frances McDormand. Nomadland is a modern Grapes of Wrath, depicting the dystopian economic dispossession of an aging population for whom retirement is an out-of-reach dream.”
Barnes and Noble - “As a Barnes & Noble Discover Award winner, a personal favorite, and now a movie starring Frances McDormand—we strongly encourage you to read this book. It is a brilliant work; enveloping, profound and magical, a road trip through a world of RV-living itinerant roamers—nomads—looking for seasonal work. Nomadland is the result of Bruder's traveling for three years in the company of these very hard-working, remarkably resilient people. A beguiling narrative and eye-opening to say the least.”
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