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I survived capitalism and all I got was this lousy t-shirt : everything I wish I never had to learn about money / Madeline Pendleton.

"A big-hearted, no-bullshit memoir from TikTok superstar Madeline Pendleton about her journey from living paycheck to paycheck to creating a multi-million-dollar business that offers a compassionate alternative to capitalism. Imagine a job where you work four days a week and earn as much as the CEO. You also get full benefits, a gym membership, free lunch, and unlimited time off, including mental health days, no questions asked. Hard-won profits don't just end up in the CEO's pocket-they're distributed equally among all employees. The company even buys you your very own car. It sounds too good to be true, but this is the reality at Tunnel Vision, the clothing company that Madeline Pendleton Hansen built from the ground up. Like so many Americans, Madeline used to struggle to make ends meet. Raised by a punk dad and a goth mom in Fresno, California, she spent her teens on the brink of homelessness, relying on the kindness and spare couches of the local punk community to get by. By her twenties, she was drowning in student loans and credit card debt, with no relief in sight. Madeline felt the intense toll that financial stress was taking on her and her loved ones, and she was sick of her bosses treating her as disposable-she knew there must be a better way. After years of living broke, Madeline decided to study the rules of capitalism, the game everyone is forced to play. She used what she learned to build a new kind of business, one rooted in an ethos of community care. Now, Madeline is paying it forward by sharing her path to success on her terms, plus no-nonsense life and money advice: How do you build credit? How do you negotiate higher pay? How do you build a better world? Millennials and Gen Zers like Madeline are facing an unprecedented financial reality: Stagnant wages, skyrocketing housing costs, a student debt crisis. I Survived Capitalism is essential reading for anyone searching for hope and stability in an unjust world"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780385549783
  • ISBN: 0385549784
  • Physical Description: xv, 312 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-312).
Formatted Contents Note:
No place like home -- Working for the weekend -- Making it out -- Student loan debt, here I come! -- When you're here, you're family! -- Funemployment -- We're "comfortable" -- Rags to rags -- Capitalism killed my boyfriend -- From each according to their ability, to each according to their need -- If you've ever read Rich dad poor dad, you may be entitled to financial compensation -- It's worse than you thought -- Home is where you can afford the monthly payments -- Whoa, what happened? -- And the money will roll right in -- Epilogue: my life online.
Subject: Pendleton, Madeline
Finance, Personal.
Internet personalities > United States > Biography.
Businesspeople > United States > Biography.
Capitalism > Moral and ethical aspects.
TikTok (Electronic resource)
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library 302.231 PEND (Text) 34455007067313 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bethlehem Main Library B PENDLETON (Text) 33062009828600 New Adult Biography Available -

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