Working

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

In celebration of his 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle, one of three of Studs Terkel’s classics in handsome new paperback editions

“I cannot find words to express sufficiently my admiration for Studs Terkel’s Working. . . . Only an interviewer of genius, exploiting the tape recorder as hardly anyone else has done, could possibly have brought it forth.” —Lewis Mumford

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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Get 30% off these selected titles by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Studs Terkel with code TNPSTUDS through May 31:

In March 1970, Maya Angelou sat down with Studs Terkel for a radio interview about her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Tampa Bay Times

Mention of the book in review of "Working: A Musical"

Books by Studs Terkel

Talking to Myself
A Memoir of My Times

Studs Terkel

And They All Sang
Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey

Studs Terkel

The Studs Terkel Interviews
Film and Theater

Studs Terkel

The Studs Terkel Reader
My American Century

Studs Terkel