Selling in Minnesota

Discussion Questions

  1. Discuss the stress that Barbara’s living conditions create for her.
    What are her reasons for staying at the Clearview?
  2. Discuss Caroline’s living conditions. Where does she work? What does her husband do? How much do they earn together?
  3. What are some of Barbara’s opinions about the orientation session she attends?
  4. On her personality test at Wal-Mart, Barbara gets some of the questions wrong. What are they and how does she correct her answers?
  5. Who is Howard and what does he do?
  6. Do you think Barbara gets in touch with some of the real frustrations of working a low-wage job, or is her experience still too far from the real thing?