Nomadland – the book

I haven’t seen the film yet.

The dead tree original is not particularly well written, in my opinion.

But I still recommend the book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century because of the importance of the subject.

2017 nonfiction by American journalist Jessica Bruder about the phenomenon of older Americans (mostly White) who, following the Great (George W Bush) Recession from 2007 to 2009 and onward, adopting transient lifestyles travelling around the United States in search of seasonal work.

Bruder encounters an array of appealing characters. They are portrayed with respect and admiration. Some have become friends for whom she has a deep affection. …

The best part of Jessica Bruder’s story is when she goes to work with the houseless at a sugar beet plant. Then at an Amazon warehouse. Brutal.

Reducing your possessions to just those you can carry with you is Voluntary (or involuntary) Simplicity.

My kind of people.

In fact, campground host sounds to me like not a bad gig.

#FixerUpper #VanLife

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