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And purposeless that accompanies losing one’s job and the widespread feeling that the victims are somehow responsible for their fate and the inventiveness generosity and good humor of many of those trying to rebuild lives shattered by lost income and self respectInspired by the great oral historian Studs Terkel whose Working dominates the canon of American social history Not Working is a book of burning importance for America today a critical intervention in an election year when stubbornly immovable % unemployment is certain to be the central issue In these pages we see unemployment not as a statistic but as a real tragedy in the lives of many Americans whose compelling stories demand to be heard. I can barely put this book down The stories that are shared from across the country cover blue and white collar workers menwomen youngold diverse locales and workplaces I m loving it because I am living it

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Not Working

Ired from her first job after just a week at work an HR executive dismissed after herself laying off hundreds of her colleagues a cleaner fired in a cafeteria during her lunch break and a real estate executive whose first inkling that something was amiss occurred when he arrived at his office to find it abandonedEach of these stories is different and the detail of how people experience the trauma of being “let go” provides a fascinating core to Not Working But beyond the specifics important general themes emerge the range of the recession which despite the particular vulnerabilities of people of color and the less educated is impacting communities right across the country the sense of isolation. Reads super uickly really almost like an absorbing newspaper article Basically a great read thus far My heart goes out to everyone in the book They are courageous to speak about what seems to be on everyone s minds these days concerning work self worth providing and in these cases not working Bravo sir and company who traveled and documented these important stories

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In the summer and early fall of the writer DW Gibson set off on a journey across the United States His purpose to interview Americans who have lost their jobs in the ongoing economic disaster that has destroyed the livelihood of millions The result a book that takes the pulse of the victims of today’s financial crisis and delivers a prognosis combining an extraordinary mix of pathos anger solidarity and humorTogether with two companions a filmmaker and a playwright Gibson travelled from the collapsing new economy white box factories of California to the rusting and derelict industrial plants of the Northeast Along the way he talked to the recently unemployed of all stripes – a college graduate f. It was a labour of love to do the legwork reuired for all these interviews Good reading for anyone still under the delusion that people out of work just aren t trying hard enough to find a job This book is pretty hard to get though because it supports the idea that there really are many many people in this country preying on the weak Not a pretty picture of America


10 thoughts on “Not Working

  1. says:

    The premise behind this book is simple travel across America talk to unemployed folks from all walks of life and let them describe in their own words the day they lost their jobs What emerges from these stories is both heartbreaking and oddly reassuring a reminder to all who have been downsized that you are not alone Man

  2. says:

    It was a labour of love to do the legwork reuired for all these interviews Good reading for anyone still under the delusion that people out of work just aren't trying hard enough to find a job This book is pretty hard to get though because it supports the idea that there really are many many people in this country preying on the weak Not a pretty picture of America

  3. says:

    Following in the spirit of Studs Terkel's Working this book attempts to uncover the fallout of the Great Recession through personal interviews with people around the country who have in the past several years lost their jobs Many of the interviewees are incredibly honest sharing the despair depression and challenges they faced in coping with loss and starting new foundations Gibson sought to offer us a cross section of America by

  4. says:

    This was a very depressing read Each chapter has a brief description of the interviewee followed by the interviewee's monologue about job loss I'd recommend it to anyone who's working including those just starting outIt would have gotten fou

  5. says:

    There were a lot of interesting stories in this book but ultimately for me the 100% in their own words format took away from its effectiveness There were a couple of times people said things I knew not to be true things about government policy and so forth and they were just repeated verbatim Fact checking was outside the scope of the projec

  6. says:

    Reads super uickly really almost like an absorbing newspaper article Basically a great read thus far My heart goes out to everyone in the book They are courageous to speak about what seems to be on everyone's minds these days concerning work self worth providing and in these cases not working Bravo sir and company who traveled and documented these important stories

  7. says:

    A great read for anybody who has ever lost their job as well as being very insightful into how the US economy is impacting the lives of everyday unemployed Americans Gibson travels across the country interviewing all levels of the formerly employed asking how when and and what they are currently doing to get by A must re

  8. says:

    I can barely put this book down The stories that are shared from across the country cover blue and white collar wo

  9. says:

    Gibson provides an excellent nuanced compassionate and complete portrait of people's experiences being laid off I gained a much thorough understanding of what's going on in the US based on this collection of stories

  10. says:

    Got this book as research for a grad school paper Found myself reading it instead of using it for research The people in this book are your n

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