Five Hundred Poor is the type of book we need more of. Full of unflinchingly honest stories that are, at times, shocking brutal and surprisingly tender, this is a living, breathing portrait of the world we live in. No gimmicks. No grandstanding. Just an honest glimpse at how the other half lives and how the other half dies that should inspire us to try harder.

Jared Yates Sexton, Author of The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage