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Studs Terkel's Working by Harvey Pekar
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Jan 20, 2010

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bookshelves: adult, biographical, graphicnovel, historical, short-stories
Read from January 20 to 22, 2010

This was fun, it was good. I wanted to like it more than I really did. I found myself wanting it to be a little more current - all the text/depictions of workers are from more than 30 years ago. Also, most of the text was more about job satisfaction/philosophy than about the technicalities of working the job, which is personally what I'd be more fascinated by. Definite pro-union slant, which is cool. I do wish there was a touch more editorializing, because there's a definite agenda but you have to infer it. Wasn't a big fan of most of the illustrator's styles. But still definitely worth a read. I was particularly fascinated by the loom of the computer - even so long ago.

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Edmund Davis-Quinn It's definitely interesting. I feel like having some Harvey Pekar modern examples would make it better.

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