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August 31, 2012


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I read "Working" about 30 years ago out loud to my mother as we were driving to Denver. It's a good book and Studs was a treasure.

Maureen Lang

He was indeed, Jackie. May I recommend the Chicago History Museum site for their "Conversations with America" series on Terkel's life & work:

Great memory to share in the TA comments about reading aloud on your car trip, btw.


I think "Working" is a great classic. It is a documentation of a working class culture in which doing low paid but useful and self-sacrificing work was still honoured.

Just because no one has written about such values or cultures for thirty years does not mean that they do not still exist.

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