Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shepard
Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream

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“DON’T believe the naysayers. The American Dream—the fable that says if you work hard and follow the rules, you’ll make it—is alive and well.”
New York Post


Adam W. Shepard’s Scratch Beginnings is the fascinating and eye-opening account of the grand social experiment the author undertook in response to Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed. Subtitled “Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream,” Scratch Beginnings chronicles Shepard’s successful efforts to raise himself up from self-imposed rock bottom in one year’s time—a 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.


About Adam Shepard

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Adam Shepard is a graduate of Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, where he served as a residential advisor during his upperclassmen years. He is the author of Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream, and he lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Published October 1, 2008 by HarperCollins e-books. 242 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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