More About the Author
Jacqueline S. Homan (1967 - ) was born in Philadelphia, PA into chronic, generational poverty. Orphaned and homeless at 13, she struggled to survive in America's permanent underclass. She graduated from college with a Bachelor's degree in mathematics as a non-traditional aged student at the age of 34 -- the very first in her family to graduate from high school and college. Her speaking engagements include the October 2009 international human rights conference in London, UK.
Her first book, Classism For Dimwits, is a social and political critique that shatters the myth of the American Dream and exposes America's ugliest secret: Middle and upper class American's cruelty towards (and utter hatred for) the poorest of the poor in America who can't just "bootstrap" their way onto the lowest rung of middle classdom without a real safety net.
After Classism For Dimwits, she authored and published three more nonfiction books centering on contemporary social justice issues: Eyes of a Monster, Nothing You Can Possess, and her most recent and most provocative, Divine Right: The Truth is a Lie.
She is also involved with CAUS (Citizens Against Utility Shut-offs) and various other poor people's human rights campaigns.