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Dan BarryThe volume has been cobbled together, but is not a mishmash. Terkel, a proud technophobe, banged out some memories on a typewriter and resurrected a few others from several previous works…The rest has been rounded out by his conversations with an old friend and associate, Sydney Lewis. What emerges is an engrossing stream-of-consciousness meditation on the 20th century by a man who, it seems, never forgave himself for being born three weeks after the sinking of the Titanic, and so he vowed in the crib to bear witness—to everything. Imagine his life's checklist: the Roaring Twenties in Chicago, the Depression, World War II: done, done, done. The golden age of radio? Yep. The advent of television? Had his own show. The blacklist? Was among the so-honored. It goes on.
—The New York Times