Anyone besides me like Studs Terkel’s writing?

“The creak of bed springs suffering under the weight of a restless man is as lonely a sound as I know.”
― Patrick deWitt from his book The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers will be my next reread. A very good western.


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  1. I regret Studs Terkel’s books are not translated into Polish. I think I would like “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do”.
    I love non-fiction books. But I know only one non-fiction American book: “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote. It was 2003 or 2005 when I read it.

    Video is great. Thank you, my friend. 🙂

    • I think Terkel’s work would help you understand what it means to be an American better than can most authors. He was a good listener.
      Another writer about Americans was Henry Miller. Much of it was set before WW2 and won’t be up to date. I certainly learned a lot from his “Tropic of Capricorn”. A lot of erotic writing; just the way people really are.
      Thank you, Jola. 🙂

  2. I’ve never read Studs but have seen many interviews with him. All very good.

    I say read john Steinbeck. One of my favorite authors. Of course John Irving is my favorite.

    • Terkel was probably much better writer than he will ever be given credit for.
      Steinbeck and Irving are both great. I like O’Henry and Twain.
      Thanks, Mark.

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