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May 24, 2021, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
May 24, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 24, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Georgetown Charter Township Public Library Meeting Room AB
Read the book in advance (feel free to pick up a copy at the library while supplies last) and then we will watch the film adaptation together and discuss.
Book Description: From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.”
On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald’s vice president, a minister, a...