I’m a recession story, or at least I was. In 2008 I lost my job, in 2009 my apartment. I spent nineteen months off the economic radar. As an unemployed office worker in my fifties, I realized the chances were quite good that I would never work again. But the details of those nineteen months no longer interest me. Now, if I talk about it at all, I tell people that it was the worst period of my life. I tell them I’ve never been so scared. But I usually don’t talk about it...
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