The yearly drama of the incoming reading list at UNC-Chapel Hill. This year people are pissed that students are being asked to read Nickel and Dimed. I am just finishing this book and I, too, am pissed. Not because it is leftist or anti-capitalistic but because Barbara Ehrenreich is herself "clueless," there are points throughout the book when she is downright racist and classist. I say she may be clueless because she seems to be trying to lighten the depressing situation of the working class poor. The only problem is that her jokes are often at the expense of the poor and often colored (as in people of color, not as in African American) folk.