Living hand to mouth with author Linda Tirado

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Guest: Linda Tirado

Do poor people make bad decisions? That’s the controversial question LINDA TIRADO asked in a 2013 Huffington Post article. At the time, she was struggling to make ends meet – going to school, working at low-paying jobs, and raising two young children. In her recent book, Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America, Tirado continues the conversation with wit, honesty and humor. She joins Marty to talk about her experiences, debunk stereotypes about people living in poverty, and explain why it’s just so hard for the working poor to get ahead.

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