Short Essay Questions Key
1. What statement does the author make which leads to her getting the assignment to write this book?
Barbara makes a comment to her editor that the minimum wage is too low and that someone who is used to more should try to live on that pittance.
2. Why does Barbara want to take on the assignment she actually suggested be done?
Barbara spent her childhood with middle class struggling people and she does not want to live a life of risk or discomfort.
3. What are some of the other reasons why Barbara doesn't really want to take on the assignment of working for minimum wage?
Barbara believes she is too old for this type of work, that she doesn't want to do hard physical labor and that she doesn't want to live in an inferior building.
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