#WhatImReading

"Today worried you yesterday and all is well"

I am gasping through the book, "Evicted", by Matthew Desmond. This is one of the books on my reading list for 2018 and there is a reason I waited so long to do read it. The book focuses on impoverished residents in Milwaukee in 2008. Poverty keeps the residents in a cycle of eviction and survival. Desmond reports beautifully how the residents are not held down by the circumstances they are placed in due to a number of factors. 

The stories are astonishing. Arleen is a mother profiled along eight families. The decisions from psychological and physical abuse fills her with regret. She carries fierce energy to raise her two boys, Jafaris and Jori in their dire neighborhood and living situation. 

I'm not even 100 pages into the book and there is a lifetime of stories. Gratitude pours from my heart as does empathy. This book is written remarkably with details that make you, as a reader, feel like you are in the spaces of the families.