Nomadland

  • Type: Books
  • By: Jessica Bruder
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Joe M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780393249316
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What has compelled some retired Americans to pull up stakes and become houseless?

From Amazon fulfillment centers to sugar beet plants to the rubber tramp rendezvous, the author travels mostly with Linda, one of America’s new migrant worker pool to find answers. How do the houseless get by and build a sense of community while traveling? Unable to retire, this nomadic band of “wheel estate” owners has dispersed from a settled existence, mostly since the recession of 2008, to travel the land in campers and RVs in search of subsistence by hard seasonal work. The "workampers" are down, but not out, and some hopeful notes come out of this otherwise discouraging story.