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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
Your Price: $20.95 CDN
Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: The New Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 570
Pub. Date: 1974
ISBN-10: 1565843428
ISBN-13: 9781565843424

About the Book:

Perhaps Studs Terkel's best-known book, Working is a compelling, fascinating look at jobs and the people who do them.

Consisting of over 100 interviews conducted with everyone from gravediggers to studio heads, this book provides a timeless snapshot of people's feelings about their working lives, as well as a relevant and lasting look at how work fits into American life.

What people say:
"I cannot find words to express sufficiently my admiration for Studs Terkel's Working…. Only an interviewer of genius, exploiting the tape recorder as hardly anyone else has done, could possibly have brought it forth." — Lewis Mumford

About the Author:

Studs Terkel (1912-2008) was an American historian, actor, broadcaster, activist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.  Celebrated for his streetwise portrayals of the American working class, he was best known for letting the common people he called "the uncelebrated" tell their stories in books like Working and The Good War. His first love was acting. He played gangsters in radio soap operas, starred in the 1950s television show Studs' Place, and appeared in such films as John Sayles's Eight Men Out.

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