MYTH OF THE WELFARE QUEEN by David Zucchino
A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist's Portrait of Women on the Line

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Drawing on the personal stories of several women, an award-winning journalist reveals the human side of welfare, capturing the daily lives, struggle, and courage of such women as grandmother Odessa Williams and welfare mother and activist Cheri Honkala. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
 

About David Zucchino

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Award-winning journalist David Zucchino graduated from the University of North Carolina. He works for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 and was later nominated for a second. His book, Myth of the Welfare Mother, won the Harry Chapin Media Award for Best Book in 1997.
 
Published March 18, 1997 by Scribner. 368 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A glimpse into the actual lives of two members of that unfortunate subset of society that Americans love to stereotype and despise: the welfare mother.

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For six months in 1995, Zucchino, now the Philadelphia Inquirer's foreign editor, observed the world of several welfare mothers living in grim North Philadelphia. His narrative is rich in detail but n

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For six months in 1995, Zucchino, now the Philadelphia Inquirer's foreign editor, observed the world of several welfare mothers living in grim North Philadelphia.

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