DONT believe the naysayers. The American Dreamthe fable that says if you work hard and follow the rules, youll make itis alive and well.
New York Post
Adam W. Shepards Scratch Beginnings is the fascinating and eye-opening account of the grand social experiment the author undertook in response to Barbara Ehrenreichs Nickel and Dimed. Subtitled Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream, Scratch Beginnings chronicles Shepards successful efforts to raise himself up from self-imposed rock bottom in one years timea personal odyssey that is sure to inspire anyone who reads about it, instilling new faith in the solid principles on which our democracy was built.