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Hope Dies Last by Studs Terkel
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Jan 31, 11

Read from January 19 to 29, 2011

I love the late Studs Terkel's writing/books. His use of the tape recorder to compile oral histories has informed my own writing, particularly my first book I wrote, on local town team baseball.

Some great profiles. I've especially liked reading the profiles on Dennis Kucinich (a personal hero), Arlo Guthrie (60's holdover and son of possibly America's greatest musical icon), and Dan Burton (a figure on the right that I knew little about, and came away impressed with his personal depth).

Reading a book infused with both hope, but also the realities of life is a good tonic for how I'm feeling about the world, right now. Terkel's books have a way of setting me "right."

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