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

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Source: Studs Terkel

The description for this book is as follows:

"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 moving snapshot of people’s feelings about their working lives, as well as a timeless look at how work fits into American life.

Working received rave reviews upon its initial publication, including from the New York Times Book Review, which praised its “incredible abundance of marvelous beings” and “very special electricity and emotional power,” and the Boston Globe, which called it a 'magnificent book . . . a work of art,' adding, 'To read it is to hear America talking.'"

Keywords: Meaning of Work , Purpose