Part memoir, part polemic, this is a savage, wise and witty tour-de-force. An unflinching account of the realities of systemic poverty, Poverty Safari lays down challenges to both the left and right. It is hard to think of a more timely, powerful or necessary book. --J.K. Rowling
Nothing less than an intellectual and spiritual rehab manual for the progressive left. --Irvine Welsh
Poverty Safari is one of the best accounts of working-class life I have read. A scan of the injuries poverty leaves in Britain, which manages to be humane, angry and wise all at the same time. McGarvey is a rarity: a working-class writer who has fought to make the middle-class world hear what he has to say. --Nick Cohen
A prize-winning, breakout bestseller, with famous fans including J. K. Rowling, Irvine Welsh and Ken Loach. This powerful, moving and important book will change how you think about poverty.