Book Review

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Book Review

I have read a lot of books lately since we have moved and am currently rereading a book I bought last year. But one of the books that I have gotten to review I finally finished it and am currently loving it. It has definitely put a different perspective on how we live in the United States and how much it differs from living in Europe or elsewhere.

“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond has put a different meaning and perspective to say the least for me. I know that growing up in Maryland there were a lot of hardships and such with living so close to Baltimore but I never knew that living in the larger cities was harder than it seemed. I have never been evicted before in my life but know of several people who were and I know and saw how difficult it was for them. They cried and screamed and reached out for help but they didn’t get much if any. I prayed for them to find a place of their own and actually one of my best friends was homeless at one point. So sad and yet I still couldn’t help them. I thank the Lord that she now has her son and a wonderful husband where she is able to have a stable life. But before that it was difficult. Matthew Desmond has opened my eyes and seeing that even all people will go through the struggles in life no matter where you are from or who you are. This book is a must read in my opinion and you’ve got to check it out! You can purchase from any book store and from Amazon.com.

I did receive the book for free in exchange for my honest review. All my opinions are 100% my own.

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