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To me, on the left, it is a movingly good description of an unfair class system that needs reform.
This is a great book for anyone who had similar circumstances, had to sign up for welfare to survive, but also had to survive the humiliation of the 'support.'
I've been in the situation that Morrison describes; and, in this book, I recognize the gold of truth.
Love this perspective of the welfare system. Interesting to see how things have, and mostly haven't, changed over the past 40 years in the welfare system.Published 5 months ago by Old Soul
This is an essential and ground-breaking book. Morrison deconstructs the myth behind the “welfare mother. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jennifer C.
Barbara Morrison tells a tale of how easily one young woman finds herself in circumstances she would never have dreamed of being in. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Janice T Gary
"POVERTY IS NO SIN."
by George Herbert
Growing up in a prosperous neighborhood, B. Read more
For me, reading Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother, by Barbara Morrison, was to encounter two different passions, almost equally strong. The first is expected: frustration. Read morePublished 22 months ago by jackbdowns
Barbara Morrison's memoir of struggling, as a well-educated, middle-class young woman thrown into the lonely, poverty-stricken life of a single mother raising her child alone on... Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Paula