Working by Studs Terkel

Working (full title: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do) is a book by the noted oral historian and radio broadcaster Studs Terkel. It is an exploration of what makes work meaningful for people in all walks of life: from Lovin' Al the parking valet, to Dolores the waitress, from the fireman to the business executive, the narratives move constantly between mundane details, emotional truths and existential questioning.

The 595th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 54th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Working Hardcover 2446050 $45.00 $12.00
Working Paperback 2228049 $177.53 $0.01 1975
Working Paperback 5209644 $48.98 $0.01 1984
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do Hardcover 15929516 $2.40 1975
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day & How They Feel About What They Do Paperback 4628865 $12.67
Working Paperback 8401707 $100.32 $4.00
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do Paperback 78361 $8.98 $2.31 1997
Working Paperback 11387585 $18.67
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do Kindle Edition 118786 $10.99 2011
Working Mass Market Paperback 802827 $12.92 $0.01 1985
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do Hardcover 354815 $13.50 $0.40 1974
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do Paperback 1526699 $5.55
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do Library Binding 7360129 $31.53 $20.98 2008
Working : People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do Paperback 15225482 $13.50 2004