A: No, as a result of this isn’t a generalized e book about impoverished single motherhood. It’s a memoir of 1 middle-aged lady with a number of severe sicknesses, one after the opposite, who took a steep fall off the middle-class ladder into the sudden-onset poverty that’s all too widespread, particularly for ladies, in a rustic with out enough medical insurance, youngster care or social security nets. Clearly, ladies born into poverty on this nation, significantly ladies of shade, have it far worse than a White lady born into the middle-class. It’s additionally true that at one level, whereas paying two school tuitions and $2,300 a month for COBRA [health coverage], I had $6 in my checking account, $42,000 in bank card debt and no meals in my fridge. A Harvard diploma doesn’t shield you from that type of free fall.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/leisure/books/deborah-copaken-ladyparts-memoir/2021/08/02/1639a0bc-f070-11eb-81d2-ffae0f931b8f_story.html | Deborah Copaken discusses ‘Ladyparts,’ her new memoir