Not only is 40 hours / week of a minimum wage job totally livable, the author of this book would be able to save over 50% of such salary. Is it unusual? Yes. Is it easy? Haaaail no. But impossible? Please.
Here's a hint, pithy books written by those born into wealth about how the poor just don't have discipline aren't generally worth the paper they're printed on.
I understand, and share, your frustration with poor shaming. But please understand nobody here is doing that.
The one avoiding difficult conversations is you.
- Covered (at least partially) by their employer (like most Americans)
- Covered by Medicaid
- Heavily subsidized under the ACA