Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Reviews / September 23, 2017

Title: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Author: Matthew Desmond Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Broadway Books / Penguin House Release Date: March 1, 2016 Pages: 432 About Evicted WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. Book Review:  Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond Review by Dawn Thomas 422 Pages Publisher: Broadway Books / Penguin House Non-fiction, Social issues Matthew describes himself as an enthographer. Being white and living with the poor in Milwaukee, opened some doors but closed others. People were suspicious of him and the reason he gave for being there. While working on his PhD, he moved to a mobile home park, which had a high eviction rate. He…