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

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

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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 45.72mm | 725.74g
  • The New Press
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1565843428
  • 9781565843424
  • 70,202

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About Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel (1912-2008) was an award-winning author and radio broadcaster. He is the author of "Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession"; "Division Street: America," "Coming of Age: Growing Up in the Twentieth Century"; "Talking to Myself: A Memoir of My Times"; ""The Good War" An Oral History of World War II"; "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do"; "The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century"; "American Dreams: Lost and Found"; "The Studs Terkel Interviews: Film and Theater"; "Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression"; "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith"; "Giants of Jazz"; "Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times"; "And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey"; "Touch and Go: A Memoir"; "P.S.: Further Thoughts from a Lifetime of Listening"; and "Studs Terkel's Chicago," all published by The New Press. He was a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and a recipient of a Presidential National Humanities Medal, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, a George Polk Career Award, and the National Book Critics Circle 2003 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.

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