Give a beggar a dime and he'll bless you. Give him a dollar and he'll curse you for withholding the rest of your fortune. Poverty is a bag with a hole at the bottom.
Anzia Yezierska (1881 - 1970) was born in Pinsk, Poland, and emigrated to New York City when she was a teenager. She wrote about the struggles of Jewish and later Puerto Rican immigrants in New York's Lower East Side. Her most studied work Bread Givers (ISBN 0892550147) follows the story of young woman while struggling to live from day to day struggles to find her place in Jewish and American culture.
I'm male, say nothing
I'm female, say nothing