“Working” by Studs Terkel
Follow the lives of everyday people in their jobs—their triumphs, their regrets, their outlooks—through Studs’ interviews in this book. You’ll see the good, the bad, and the ugly, from corporate executives to hookers and everything in between. If you’re in a rut in your job and wish things could be better, you NEED this book. It’s a book packed with stories that will ease your pain and add perspective to your working situation, and offer advice when you need it. Take it from Fred Ringley, salesman-turned-farmer: “If you decide to cut and run, you’ve got to do it in one clean break. You’ll never do it if you wait until you’re sixty.” Through the stories in “Working,” you’ll learn to appreciate the work you have, learn how to change your outlook when things are tough, and gain the courage you need to start over if need be!
122 million Americans work full time, but only 15% of them have been enlightened by Studs Terkel’s “Working.” What are you waiting for?
“I just quit my job to start my own business, and I feel great! Thanks, Studs Terkel!” – Mackenzie Radice