The book, Nomadland, surviving America in the twenty-first century. Non-fiction 2017 by Jessica Bruder
A story of mostly middle age or older Americans either forced out of their homes due to the 2008 recession or just wanting to get rid of a house money pit. Then ending up buying a used RV or trailer and wandering about following seasonal work in hopes of gaining a sense of freedom. But only finding work for minimal wages just to make ends meet. Book author Bruder herself buys a van and converts it into her rolling living quarters and follows the senior Nomad workers from place to place and chronicles their nomadic wanderings. A timeline of mostly older workers mainly wanting their freedom from home maintenance and taxes and how they accomplished this. And surprisingly a significant number of older retired Americans experiencing this exhausting nomadic lifestyle. Older people working seasonally at state and national parks as trail guides or trail maintenance workers and/or laboring at Amazon ‘Fulfillment Centers.” While parking their traveling home at Wal-mart center parking lots and/or nearby camp grounds. Often working punishing jobs. Stocking and picking merchandise in a huge Amazon center as fast as they can walk or run. And most Amazon centers are as big as a dozen football fields. None the less, describing a large sub-culture of older Nomadic Americans working demanding jobs while creating community at these RV parking spots. Finding much in common with other older travelers. Book was recently made into a movie and won an Oscar. Book is most interesting but physically punishing for the older homeless American nomads. Describes Businesses or outdoor recreation state parks or centers often taking advantage of the older retired nomad’s homeless condition. Almost sounding like a modern version of ‘Grapes of Wrath.’ You will like it if you read it. Again, it’s titled ‘Nomadland’ by Jessica Bruder.