People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do
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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
I play Tom Patrick in my community theaters current production and the book changed my whole perspective on my character. Even if you're not in the show you should definitely read it. I gained a great amount of appreciation for the people I see everyday working. Also it's very interesting how times have changed from the 70's to now. Totally recommended!