Thu, Jan 27|
Book Club - Nomadland
The Book Club meets each month at Twin Maples at 1pm to discuss the selected reading. Meetings are open to all Fortnightly Club members.
Time & Location
Jan 27, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901, USA
About the Event
Our January reading selection is the Book -- Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, by Jessica Bruder
From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads.
Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.