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Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do
     

Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do

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by Studs Terkel
 

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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY ADAM COHEN OF THE NEW YORK TIMES

Perhaps Studs Terkel's best-known book, Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio head, from a policeman to a piano tuner, this book provides an enduring portrait of people's feelings

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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY ADAM COHEN OF THE NEW YORK TIMES

Perhaps Studs Terkel's best-known book, Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio head, from a policeman to a piano tuner, this book provides an enduring portrait of people's feelings about their working lives.

"A powerful, original, indescribable and incredible book... Only an interviewer of genius, exploiting the tape recorder as hardly anyone else has done, could possibly have brought it forth." —Lewis Mumford

"A magnificent book... a work of art. To read it is to hear America talking." —Boston Globe

"Splendid... Important... Rich and fascinating... The people we meet are not digits in a poll but real people with real names who share their ancedotes, adventures, and aspirations with us." —Business Week

"The talk in Working is good talk--earthy, passionate, honest, sometimes tender, sometimes crisp, juicy as reality, seasoned with experience." —Washington Post

"Nothing could tell our children's children who and how and what we were the way Studs Terkel will. Is it possible the great American novelist is Terkel?" —Murray Kempton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595587664
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
207,151
File size:
930 KB

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 16, 1912
Date of Death:
October 31, 2008
Place of Birth:
New York, NY
Place of Death:
Chicago, IL
Education:
J.D., University of Chicago, 1934

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Working: People Talk about What They Do All Day and How They Feel about What They Do 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Cinjo More than 1 year ago
Real people with real things to say. You'll gain an insight into what everyday people experience as they work and live. Couldn't put it down. Studs is Pulitzer material.
Paul_Draper More than 1 year ago
I like this article “People Talk about What They Do All Day and How They Feel about What They Do” in most parts. Specifically - I like () I think the author should really read the latest book “The 5-STAR Business Network” by Vivek Sood in which he discusses this topic in great deal of detail. I read the summary on Goodreads and seems like the author is arguing exactly the same point, but not as coherently. I like this article “Once again, Turkel has created a rich and unique document that is as simple as conversation, but as subtle and heartfelt as the meaning of our lives” in most parts. Specifically - I like () I think the author should really read the latest book “The 5-STAR Business Network” by Vivek Sood in which he discusses this topic in great deal of detail. I read the summary on Goodreads and seems like the author is arguing exactly the same point, but not as coherently.
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