A fascinating collection of over 150 essays/monologues by working people about their jobs. For the last two years, the editors of Word, a leading web magazine, have been sending interviewers all over the world to question people about their work. A commercial fisherman in Alaska, a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., a shaman in Mexico City, a pop star in London, a dominatrix in lower Manhattan -- and hundreds more. Inspired by Studs Terkel's 1972 classic book, Working, these interviews have spawned a collection of fabulous monologues: people talking about what their jobs are really like and how they make them feel about themselves. Told in roughly textured first person voices, these monologues are mesmerizing and addictive, and as a whole give us an understanding of how much the workplace has changed since Studs Terkel put pen to paper. Half these interviews have made up the highly successful Word column, "Work, " and half will be original to the book. Have you ever been curious about whether UPS drivers open your packages ("Zippy Printers are the worst f___ account in the world. They gave me a bottle of Asti Spumante for Christmas")?
Americans talk about their jobs at the turn of the Millennium
New York :, Crown Publishers,, c2000
xi, 548 p. ; 25 cm
Branch Call Number:
306.36 G367 2000