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It was very interesting.
A reality check for those of us who have never faced eviction.
As a former property manager I feel some guilt for pursing evictions so forcefully over the years. In the event I'm in that position again I know I'll remember to show compassion and remember the awful outcomes referenced in this book of the homeless.
We're all neighbors in this life!
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If you could sum up Evicted in three words, what would they be?
Powerful. Depressing. Eye-opening
What was one of the most memorable moments of Evicted?
The epilogue was great to hear what really happened to the author in order to gain the depth of research he obviously reached to publish such an amazing, comprehensive, empathetic story.
Which character – as performed by Dion Graham – was your favorite?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
This is not fiction - it's real life.
Any additional comments?
After you read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption and The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Outstanding real-life stories of the ongoing evictions of Americans happening every day across our country.
Having a roof over your head is central to one's health and happiness, yet millions are evicted every year, causing an ongoing spiral of poverty, poor health, and related unhappiness and mental health. After reading this book, I agree with the amazing research results of Matthew Desmond and others; we need to start a national dialog on homes for all Americans, since a stable home is central to our founding father's wish for all Americans to the "unalienable rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness"... building more affordable housing, increasing the minimum wage, or hiring attorneys to represent tenants in eviction court are just some of the ways we can change the ongoing evictions in our country.
Can't recommend this book highly enough.
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