How would you respond if a collection agent told you, “You know, debt never really goes away.”
From that conversation, Attorney Sarah Poriss realized you just can’t make this stuff up, and started writing down everything she saw happen while helping hard-working Americans with their money problems. Got Debt? Dispatches from the Front Lines of America’s Financial Crisis examines the way the average person relates to money, how they respond when in debt, and how our society treats those who struggle to pay their bills. Connecting Cinco de Mayo to foreclosure, Dickens to debtor’s prisons, and credit scores to dandruff shampoo, Poriss guides you through the psyche of the financially-stressed American, giving us a new perspective on what it means to have “good credit” or to be a “dead beat.” Her writing comes from her unique perspective helping consumers sue debt collectors and credit bureaus, and defending them against debt collection and foreclosure actions since 2002. The financial crisis is supposedly over, but Got Debt? questions whether the middle class will ever recover.