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  • Title: Working
  • Author: Studs Terkel
  • ISBN: 9780380002597
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Men and women representing a variety of occupations, describe the daily routine of their jobs and express their grievances, aims, and dreams.
    Working Men and women representing a variety of occupations describe the daily routine of their jobs and express their grievances aims and dreams

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    1. like any studs terkel book, you start off like wow, everyone has a story and then 400 pages later you re like jesus, EVERYONE has a story.

    2. Have you ever imagined what being a mustachioed New York cop in the 70s was like Or how it feels to labour as a Springsteen esque steelworker How about as a stonemason If you ve ever idly wondered about any of these things, or about sundry other ways that people make a living, you can t pass Working up This book earns its big reputation Working will transport you, not just into the working lives of others, but into a different, and in many ways alien, era the United States of the 1960s and 70s.T [...]

    3. My shittiest jobs, in order 1 For one summer, at the Northeastern Illinois University library, I wrote tiny symbols on adhesive labels Later I attached these labels to government documents 2 Brown s Chicken.3 Mrs Field s Cookies.I ve often said that my primary motivation for attending college involved avoiding meaningless employment I m one of those people who grows near suicidal if I have to do rote tasks for the money necessary for food and shelter I m flat out scared of a shitty job In turn, [...]

    4. They ask me if it s true that when we bury somebody we dig em out in four, five years and replace em with another one I tell em no When these people is buried, he s buried here for life Elmer Ruiz, GravediggerIt is not really accurate to call Terkel the author of this book The real authors are the 133 subjects of Terkel s interviews Terkel serves as a stenographer and redactor, recording interviews and editing them into readable format This is no mean feat, of course The ability to get everyday [...]

    5. This book was to some degree a political gesture when it was written a radical reassessment of which lives are worth documenting and which voices worth being heard but it would be a shame to read it that way What this book is is what life feels like during the hours you don t choose for yourself as told by airline stewardesses, union bosses, factory workers, CEOs, car salesmen, whatever and there s as much humanity in here as in any novel It is also, incidentally, insanely useful source material [...]

    6. Studs Terkel opens Working with one of the most stirring sentences I have read of late This book, being about work, is, by its very nature, about violence to the spirit as well as to the body And although Terkel s voice and narration are only present for the following 13 pages of the Introduction, giving way to 600 pages of the voices of others, the power of his intent resonates through to the back cover Those remaining 600 pages are direct transcriptions from the stories told to Terkel by his i [...]

    7. I think that in today s climate of reality TV and everyone trying to sell their story or seek their 15 minutes that the interviews for this book couldn t have been done with the un selfconsciousness with which they were done 30 plus years ago.

    8. Short little 1 2 4 page interviews with people about their jobs There is the stockbroker that admits getting into the stocks is going to have you losing money, the housewife, the executive secretary this was published n the 70s , the mason, hotel operator, newspaper carrier It s interesting esp because it also is a glimpse into 30 years ago but also just intersting for people to talk about their work Not everyone s happy, not everyone s unhappy with their jobs but Stud Terkel does an admirable j [...]

    9. Here s another one for my unfinished shelf, unfortunately I ve read about 250 pages, which is one third of the way through, but with the end so far on the horizon, I m ready to give up Since the book is structured in individual interviews, can always pick up again some other time It s not like it s a complete story, and I m missing the ending.The interviewees are regular Americans talking about what they do for a living Most of them are griping, which I can relate to, but that may be part of why [...]

    10. I have an impractical desire to experience all the experiences I could go on at great length about this, but Sylvia Plath says it best I can never read all the books I want I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want I can never train myself in all the skills I want And why do I want I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life And I am horribly limited Thankfully, there are books like Working Its pages [...]

    11. My father died recently, just short of his 94th birthday His wife has been gradually divesting herself of his possessions, among them many books, several of them by Studs.Dad was a great fan of classical music and a bit of a leftist In Chicago, that combination was best approximated by WFMT radio and its various magazines, within which Studs appeared regularly A bit of a leftist himself, the McCarthy perseculations of the fifties threw him out of the networks and into the arms of Chicago s fine [...]

    12. A massive book, I m so glad I was finally able to finish it An excellent book, this is the third I ve read by Studs Terkel the others Hard Times and The Good War were equally great.We all go through life making assumptions about others I guess it s natural to use shorthand and make judgements about people based on what they do This book does than anything else I know to turn those assumptions on their heads Terkel talked to people from every walk of life CEOs and high paid executives down the s [...]

    13. I m a fan of both Studs Terkel and of oral histories, so this book was a win win for me Terkel interviews people from all walks of life about the work that they do and how they feel about their occupations And the interviews range from the humorous to the truly sad It s apparent in these short oral histories that Terkel isn t making judgments about certain occupations Instead, he seems genuinely interested in what people do and how they perceive their jobs However, the fact that this book was pu [...]

    14. I ve wanted to read this book for a long time I don t know if Terkel was the first to publish everyman interviews about lives from all walks of life from hookers to priests to craftsmen to steelworkers to TV producers, but it certainly has been a reference text It was fascinating, in great part because of the time capsule aspect Life and work have changed out of all recognition in the past 45 years the secretarial skills I worked so hard to acquire in those days are worth precisely nothing on th [...]

    15. I really enjoyed this book I read it very slowly, bits at a time, all out of order I purchased it the week I quit my job at the bookstore, with my employee discount, and got a slow start on it As the months drifted by, and I started a new job that I enjoyed much , I kept coming back, a few installments at a time And then the last couple of weeks I ve basically been walking around the apartment with it like a security blanket and I think it s become one of my favorite books.That would horrify fiv [...]

    16. Great concept and lots of good stories but ultimately too long and too many pointless stories.The last two stories the Patrick brothers were examples of the book s high points Each had interesting events to describe and their points of view were unique The book flopped when people offered their dull and unsubstantiated theories on the various reasons why things happened the way they did Also, there were many instances of people bemoaning the lack of work ethic in today s youth The book was publi [...]

    17. Ah, at last a work which not just reminds me why I spent those years studying journalism, but actually inspires me to tap into that part of my brain again I swore off journalism after Britney Spears s shaved head made the front page of a newspaper involving a thorough examination of the Sudanese holocaust and an interview w visiting survivors, and this is honestly the first time in about five years that I m toying with some non fiction projects Thanks, Studs I thought there was only one Studs in [...]

    18. A stunning look at America in the 1970 s I wasn t sure whether to laugh or cry at some of the depictions of these hard working people Mostly I just wanted to quit my job.It would be interesting to see what Americans would say to the same questions Studs posed in today s working world although nobody could replace the way he asked them I would suspect that fewer would complain about the toll work placed on their bodies we probably could use a little of that to tell the truth But I imagine the fr [...]

    19. I haven t made it halfway through this book yet but I can t put it down What an extraordinary experience it is to read this Despite the fact that this is slightly outdated now, forty years down after it was collected, it is still incredibly relevant for anyone who has to get up every morning or evening and go to work I am struck by how often people say the newer generations are changing the workplace with their attitudes It sounds like they are talking about the generation of today, when if fact [...]

    20. At turns illuminating and repetitive, two major themes emerge 1 Those on the top only see shitheads Those on the bottom only see assholes The relevant image won t let me link Quite SFW 2 Labor with no perceptible tangible outcome is inherently dehumanizing Without a sense of ownership over a product s craftsmanship, the soul suffers terribly Consequently, the product itself often does, too.

    21. Terkel was one of the only guys out there who could reliably restore my faith in the American people.R.I.P Studs.

    22. A few months ago, I went through my wishlist and ordered a bunch of books that had languished there for many years This was one of them.The premise of this book fascinated me talking to regular folks about how they felt about their jobs And it did make for a fascinating read But over 700 pages began to seem like overkill Because I m so OCD, I will never just stop reading a book in the middle, even one like this which really lends itself to being read in bits and pieces rather than cover to cover [...]

    23. We read to know we are not alone C.S LewisI originally read Working haphazardly, looking for occupations or voices that interested me, but about a year ago I decided to read it cover to cover Three things come to mind when I reflect on why it made such an impact on me 1 It s served as a tool for personal reflection Working has been the book on my nightstand for over a year when I m winding down after a long day, mulling over all the ways I ve succeeded and failed, lived up to expectations or dis [...]

    24. Review Title A long, strange trip back to a different world of work The world of work has changed so dramatically in the 40 plus years since Terkel interviewed this selection of men and women at work in the American workforce in 1972 that this seems like a historical document from another era His ability to capture and let people talk in their own voices makes this documentary even vital and valuable as the world and work of our parents and grandparents disappears.1 Work was work then By that I [...]

    25. I tried really hard to like this book But frankly it is far too long and should have been edited read compressed rigorously Some of the accounts are fascinating but most are dull and repetitive It honestly just felt like an indiscriminate catalogue of complaints If the point was to evoke in the reader the same boredom that most of these people experience at their jobs then I guess Terkel succeeded, but somehow I doubt that s the case.

    26. I ve had this on my list for ages, recommended by people I respect the most I finally did it.What I knew I d love people reflecting on their work, and what it means or doesn t mean to them and why What I didn t expect the trapped in amber feeling from 1972 The Vietnam war, the labor movement, the youth backlash against the Company Man and the suburbs paired with the intensive search for meaning The immediate practical aftermath of the civil rights movement and the beginning of the cynicism that [...]

    27. Do you hate your job Guess what Most people do The author gets workers from waitresses and steel workers to dentists and ad executives to confess what s really in their souls and how they really feel about what they do to make a buck The surprise is how universal many of the feelings we have about our jobs truly are The book is a large volume of transcribed confessions of working people Although this book came out in 1972, it feels surprisingly recent The subject of the book is the way that most [...]

    28. Cette dition est une adaptation graphique du c l bre Working en fran ais, Gagner sa cro te du journaliste am ricain Studs Terkel Le projet de Working est, selon moi, des plus int ressants le journaliste donne la parole aux individus, afin qu ils voquent leur travail, ce qu ils y font, la place que ce travail a dans leurs vies, la mani re dont ils le per oivent, l importance qu ils lui donnent Je n ai pu mettre la main que sur l adaptation dessin e, et j ai pens que c tait pas plus mal comme a le [...]

    29. Love it so far As someone who is f unemployed right now, the narratives in this book consistently make me think about my own work and educational experiences, and what I d like my future to be Another reason I love this book so far is that it makes me pay attention to the interactions I have with workers, whether they are passing out flyers to boycott somebody, or making coffee, or delivering the mail I also like that the definition of work is flexible is it just stuff you do to make money rega [...]

    30. Does it get better than Studs Terkel No It doesn t Here s a man who created and sustained, all by himself, a particular non fiction genre that had never been conceived of before The long, almost unedited interview with the questions deleted It permitted and, yes, it s past tense because to my knowledge no one has seen fit to pick up the torch the entry by the reader into the personal thoughts and values of the person interviewed to a degree otherwise impossible Of course, I m sure that Mr Terkel [...]

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