Unloader: How Wal-Mart Saved My Life
Griggs, Donna Lynne
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Unloader: How Wal-Mart Saved My Life is a self-reflective journey through loss, trauma, identity, and the significance of self-worth. This revealing memoir challenges the definitions of love and family as it expounds the inner workings of daily life as a truck unloader for the retail giant. Told with raw and unflinching honesty, this nonfiction piece takes the reader on an emotional ride which traverses the complicated landscapes of domestic violence and gender stereotypes in the workplace. This narrative shows both the resiliency of the human spirit as well as the determination of preserving one’s own identity, all while shown through a gentle veil of compassion and forgiveness. Ultimately, Unloader is a tender story of support and most importantly, survival.