Exposed and exposing A eye watering and gut wrenching read about the reality of poverty for women and Mums in Britain Shamefully and shamelessly reveals the demonisation and sidelining of working class single mums, and brutally details the impacts A story that needed to be told, and must be read.
This was a very readable memoir about the authors life She delves into the reasons behind her poverty and explains very matter of factly what she has had to deal with from a young age The language is harsh in places, but this helps to make full impact This will make you question if you weren t already the benefits system, the 0 hours system and affordable housing situation.
It did get quite political from the start and continues periodically throughout and the ending was a bit abrupt, maybe leaving room for the next instalment My thanks to Ebury for the gifted copy of this in exchange for an honest review An incredibly important and eye opening book, intensely passionate, gutsy and very emotional Loved it.
Absolutely fascinating I Love this book so much Mind blowing Will read over again and again.
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This story is difficult to absorb, but I could not put it down.
It deals with subjects most would be afraid to touch, the reality of life most are afraid to admit exists.
This book is just something else It is a book that should be read by everyone Most importantly by the people who wouldn t read it It can not be described as enjoyable It is a difficult subject matter that is told with gritty truth, anger and a splash of the narrator s dry humour But it is powerful It is a call to arms Cash Carraway tells you her story The story of a single mother doing everything she can to survive ToProvide To try to get out of the poverty trap Working class single mothers are vilified in the media Benefit scum, lazy, Jeremy Kyle fodder The women who really anger the Daily Mail types The type of women that the white middle aged men on faceless social media platforms like to say things like they shouldn t have kids if they can t afford them and they should be sterilised for wasting my tax payers money you know exactly who I m talking about They are the people that sho 5 stars I listened to the audiobook read by Cash Carraway herself, which was a very emotional and read along on my kindle Incredible Every single page of this book felt as raw and as painful as a paper cut that went to the bone.
Cash bared her entire soul within the pages of this book and I feel like she deserves to be listened to I listened to her every word She also has a way with words and I m glad that we have the chance to experience it.
5 STARS 9 10 This was really really difficult to read but oh so important Full review to come Is The Definition Of Edgy, A Truly Distinctive Voice Lionel Shriver, Bestselling Author Of We Need To Talk About Kevin How Many Unheard Voices Are Out There Just Like MeCash Carraway Is A Single Mum Living In Temporary Accommodation She S Been Moved Around The System Since She Left Home At Sixteen She S Also Been Called A Stain On Society And She S Caught In A Poverty Trap Skint Estate Is The Hard Hitting Debut Memoir About Impoverishment, Loneliness And Violence Set [ Pdf Skint Estate ✓ quilting PDF ] by Cash Carraway Ð Against A Grim Landscape Of Sink Estates, Police Cells, Refuges And PeepshowsTold Frankly, But With An Eye Roll And A Smirk, Cash Delves Into The Reality Of Family Estrangement, Mental Illness, Alcoholism And Domestic Violence In Working Class Britain Today We Re Taken On Her Isolated Journey, As Benefit Cuts, Lone Parenting And Zero Contract Hours Force Her To Turn To Food Banks, Refuges And Temporary Accommodation And The Feelings Of Displacement And Separation That FollowDespite The Daily Challenges And The Difficult Hurdles She Must Jump Over To Survive, Cash Never Loses Sight Of What S Most Important In Life, As She Also Explores Friendship, Family And Hope In The Darkest Of TimesBlunt, Dignified And Brutally Revealing, Skint Estate Takes Cash S Personal Story And Skilfully Weaves It Into A Manifesto For Change