Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year—from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee—to examine the personal and political implications and repercussions of America’s growing food stamp program.
Saslow shows us the extraordinary impact the arrival of food stamps has each month on a small town’s struggling economy, the difficult choices our representatives face in implementing this $78-billion program affecting millions of Americans, and the challenges American families, senior citizens, and children encounter every day in ensuring they have enough, and sometimes even anything to eat. These unsettling and eye-opening stories make for required reading, providing nuance and understanding to the complex matters of American poverty.
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About Eli Saslow
Eli Saslow is a staff writer for The Washington Post and a contributor to ESPN The Magazine. He has won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting, a George Polk Award for national reporting and been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature… More about Eli Saslow
Published by Vintage Sep 02, 2014| 64 Pages| ISBN 9781101873892