by Jessica Bruder

The New York Times bestseller and inspiration for Chloé Zhao’s 2020 Golden Lion award-winning film starring Frances McDormand.

“People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny) book.” ―Rebecca Solnit

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.”

Interview with the Author

Keen On
Jessica Bruder on the “Sharing Economy”
1/15/21        33 min

Library Talks
Finding Hope on the Road in “Nomadland”
6/25/18        46 min

Skylight Books Podcast Series
10/24/17        51 min

The Greenlight Bookstore Podcast
Episode 25: Jessica Bruder + Dale Maharidge
1/10/18         57 min

In Deep with Angie Coiro
Jessica Bruder, Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty – First Century
10/21/17       50 min

Mom’s Don’t Have Time to Read Books
Jessica Bruder, NOMADLAND
4/21/21       14 min

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