Preface of Tales of a Great Recession

Armand Ruci
5 min readFeb 23, 2021

Tales of the Great Recession

In this book, I want to give a synopsis of my personal experience during the Great Recession in the United States from 2008 to 2011. This time was extremely hard financially for millions of Americans and I was part of that wave of people that lost their jobs during this time. In the United States, your job is what defines you and it is the first topic of conversation with someone at the coffee shop or at the bar. Many of my friends that emigrated from Europe in the late 2000’s was shocked and appalled by the idea that your identity is…

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Armand Ruci

Armand Ruci was born in 1982 in Tirana, Albania and immigrated to the United States at the age of 15 after the Civil War that engulfed his home country in 1997.