It s Not Like I m Poor

They give you miserable money, and then you have [them] get on your case all the time. . . . 'Come in the office, come in the office, come in the office.' I think [the caseworkers] look at you like you're no good because you're on ...

Author: Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520959224

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The world of welfare has changed radically. As the poor trade welfare checks for low-wage jobs, their low earnings qualify them for a hefty check come tax time—a combination of the earned income tax credit and other refunds. For many working parents this one check is like hitting the lottery, offering several months’ wages as well as the hope of investing in a better future. Drawing on interviews with 115 families, the authors look at how parents plan to use this annual cash windfall to build up savings, go back to school, and send their kids to college. However, these dreams of upward mobility are often dashed by the difficulty of trying to get by on meager wages. In accessible and engaging prose, It’s Not Like I’m Poor examines the costs and benefits of the new work-based safety net, suggesting ways to augment its strengths so that more of the working poor can realize the promise of a middle-class life.

It s Not Like I Planned It This Way

Sylvia asked, pulling on a fake fur hat that looked like a white halo around her face. “Your choice.” “Well, I've always wanted a white tree. One that looks like it's covered with snow,” I told her. “Then a white tree we shall have!

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442417205

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 781

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Alice's second year of high school is full of change, her dad is marrying her seventh grade English teacher, her brother moved out, and she finally gets her drivers license.

Mess and You re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy

Josephine (begins to explain a few things to an audience member – this is something ofa deviation on Josephine's part but ... You see, it's not about wanting to look like Kate Moss. And it's certainly not about silly girls being vain.

Author: Caroline Horton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408173510

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Two plays from The Stage's 2010 Best Solo Performer award winner, Caroline Horton; Mess is a story of obsession and addiction, while You're Not Like Other Girls, Chrissy is a fond, comical and ultimately poignant portrait of one woman's experience of love and war.

Vanity Fair

"I can't say it was one of the highlights of my year," she says. "Who would deal with that and say, 'Isn't that sweet! That looks like fun!'? But shit happens. You joke and say, 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.'" She sighs.



ISBN: UOM:39015062078988

Category: Dressmaking


View: 545


Not Like I m Jealous or Anything

There is an old stone footbridge that crosses the main road from the soccer field to the woods where Greta and I walk ... it doesn't look like it belongs to anyone; and, second of all, it's not like we're back there breaking windows or ...

Author: Marissa Walsh

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780307433596

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt that pang. It’s hard to stop the “green-eyed monster” once it rears its ugly head. We asked 13 writers to share their visions of jealousy and this collection of short stories, essays, and one poem was their response.

Wait It s Not Like That

Mine was dotted with freckles and not in the attractive, cute, sprinkleabitoffreckleshereandthere kind of way. Instead, my freckles were dumped on me. There were clusters of them that looked like they gathered together because the ...

Author: Ma. K. Daz

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329330979

Category: Fiction


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Dying is not something anyone can come back from but eighteen year old Dorothy "Dot" George seems to be an exception.

I Like You Just Fine When You re Not Around

It's not traveling. I'm moving. I'm moving here. I don't have any place to really go, just yet.” Tig looked at her sister, her beautiful skin, her long eyelashes, and saw in a flash her older sister again, holding her hand, ...

Author: Ann Garvin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440595455

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 996


"While trying to handle their own changing careers and personal issues, two sisters face more crisis when their mother develops Alzheimer's and a new baby enters their lives"--

Buy My Book Not Because You Should But Because I d Like Some Money

is no official game plan. It is what you make of it, and I can assure you that the BEST parts of anyone's lives are the LOVE in it. If it's what you make of it, then make THAT of it. Make love the point of everything.

Author: John Marszalkowski


ISBN: 9781732022607

Category: Humor

Page: 228

View: 839


A humorously self-deprecating memoir; This book is a rollercoaster through the ADHD mind of a father trying to time-capsule his brain before a drunk t-bones him off the Hoan Bridge.

How to Market to People Not Like You

Marketing is hard. It's not like other disciplines in business that are easily measured or quantified. For example, if you're in the Product Development Department of a technology company and you develop a new computer system, ...

Author: Kelly McDonald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118015002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 197


Reach new and diverse customer groups and expand your market share The standard approach to marketing is to look for as many people as possible who fit one core customer profile. How to Market to People Not Like You challenges this traditional thinking about core customer bases, giving you a new approach to expand your customer base and your business. Arguing for focusing on customer values rather than demographics, How to Market to People Not Like You reveals how you can grow business and profits by targeting those who are different from your core audience, rather than those who share similarities. Reach unfamiliar new market segments with your products Learn how to engage micro-segmented customer groups Author's company was named one of the top ad agencies in the US by Ad Age Find out How to Market to People Not Like You, understand the needs and values that distinguish diverse customers, and reach their hearts, minds, and wallets.

Not Like Me

"Sounds dignified. ... And I agree with an ankle like yours it should be your last performance. ... "What is it?" Zander asks pulling away from my side. "There's more. And it's not my place to say, but I need to let someone know.

Author: Holly Hamilton

Publisher: Ukiyoto Publishing

ISBN: 9789354908422

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 388


Ashley Tudor was once a talented ballet dancer until an unforeseen injury took her dreams away. Years later, Ashley finds herself bitter, broken, and without a boyfriend. When her junior year begins, she finds herself in the middle of two love interests Zander Hogan, her best friend’s twin, and Aiden Buckland, a childhood friend. When ballet enters her life again, Ashley will need to figure out if chasing her dreams is worth breaking her heart.