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

By Studs Terkel

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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ISBN: 9781565843424

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Publisher New Press
Publish date 01/01/1997
Pages 640
ISBN-13 9781565843424
ISBN-10 1565843428
Language English

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