Authors on Stage with Caitlin Kelly, author of "Malled"

Category: Summer Reading EventCategory: Authors

In 2007 Caitlin Kelly was a laid-off journalist in need of job. She sent out dozens of resumes in her field, before taking a part–time retail sales job at a popular clothing store inside a mall. Her salary was less than $12 an hour, but she wondered how hard it could be to hang up jackets and operate a cash register. She describes the physical and emotional pressures on retail sales workers and what she calls the hidden dysfunction within the nation’s third largest industry.

This event is part of the program Summer Read 2011:Memoir, Biography, and Autobiography.
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