Every so often, a journalist finds a story and gives it wings. What Jessica
Bruder ’00 found in “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century”
didn’t need wings — it already had wheels.
“Nomadland” is the deeply candid chronicle of a growing community of American
nomads who, after the Great Recession, turned their vehicles into homes to
travel the country in search of work and a liberated lifestyle. It observes a
host of nomads, getting to know their quirks, their struggles and some