REVIEW: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in The American City by Matthew Desmond
Evicted is an eye-opening book that takes a real, true, heart-wrenching look at poverty, renting, and eviction in America. It is a vividly stunning sociological work as author Matthew Desmond paints an even-rounded picture of landlords and those in poverty who rent from them.
In the 300+ pages, one is able to see poverty and eviction from both sides. You see the wellspring of life in his writing as he brings the young, old, genuine, and troubled to life. And Desmond's writing is so well done it draws you in and makes you fall in love with virtually every character presented. This book makes you realize eviction isn’t a one-sided story.
If you are interested in poverty issues happening in America, this is a well-written book with a new angle you want to make sure you don’t miss.
*I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this unbiased review.