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Ralph Nader > Special Features > Statement by Ralph Nader on the Passing of Barbara Ehrenreich

The loss of Barbara Ehrenreich to the many causes of justice in our country is evident in her many realistic writings. Her most famous book, Nickel and Dimed, represented reporting at its best—experiencing the lives of poor people, speaking with them, and then conveying their grim reality to millions of Americans who might take their critical services for granted. Her empirical writings about reality in America comprise an antidote to the escapism inside virtual reality. Her message for decades was: Face up to the realities and you can produce the face of justice.