A Day in the Life: Work Memoirs

Think your job is the worst in the world? Take a gander at these work memoirs to walk a mile in someone else's work boots!
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message 9: by Muzzlehatch (new)

Muzzlehatch Very cool idea for a list! At first glance I've only read one, and it's hard to think of more for me, but there are some neat books here.


message 8: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Agreed, a very interesting list and I would like to read some of these. I'd like to read the ones based on an entire career, though, not the people who decided to take up something as a lark, or do it for a year in order to publish a memoir.


message 7: by Booklovinglady (last edited Nov 08, 2015 12:42AM) (new)

Booklovinglady I doubt whether One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (#17) and Three Men in a Boat (#419) should be on here, as they are not memoirs (both are considered works of fiction), as far as I know.

Lobstergirl wrote: "I'd like to read the ones based on an entire career, though, not the people who decided to take up something as a lark..."

Round Ireland with a Fridge (#442) certainly fits your comment :-0


message 6: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Booklovinglady wrote: "I doubt whether One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (#17) and Three Men in a Boat (#419) should be on here, as they are not memoirs (both are considered works of fiction..."

I deleted them.


message 5: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Lobstergirl wrote: "I deleted them...."

Thanks :-)


message 4: by Kyle (new)

Kyle Nicholas Parenthood is not a job.


message 2: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I have my doubts about Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, #69. First, slavery is not exactly a job. At least not a paying job. Second, while it is a memoir, only a small part of it covers her work as a slave. Most of it is how she goes into hiding, and then escapes from her master, and flees north, where she then leaves in fear of being recaptured.


message 1: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Kyle wrote: "Parenthood is not a job."

Have to disagree with you there. It is for a parent who stays at home, rather than going to work at a paying job. It's a childcare job. Just because a parent is a parent rather than a nanny or a worker at a daycare center doesn't mean stay-at-home-parent is not a job.


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