Reading: Mark Larson in Conversation with Alan Wieder

Annie Bloom's Books welcomes Mark Larson, author of Working in the 21st Century, for a reading and conversation with Alan Wieder, Portland author of Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation.

About Working in the 21st Century: An Oral History of American Work in a Time of Social and Economic Transformation:

Mark Larson talks to more than 100 people from across the socioeconomic spectrum as they share their experiences with work—the good, the bad, the mundane, and the profound. This incredibly timely release examines the way the tumult of the last several years has changed our relationship with our jobs. President Obama's documentary Working, recently released on Netflix, reopened the cultural conversation around Americans' relationship with work, and Working in the 21st Century extends that discussion, featuring a wider scope of subjects and professions. Working in the 21st Century asks why we show up—or don't—to the jobs we've chosen and will resonate not only with anyone contemplating the place work has in their own, and others' lives, but with anyone attempting to define what the new normal of work looks like today.

Mark Larson is the author of Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Mary.

About Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation:

Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author and raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch. We see Studs, the eminent oral historian, the inveterate and selfless supporter of radical causes, especially civil rights. We see the actor, the writer, the radio host, the jazz lover, whose early work in television earned him a notorious place on the McCarthy blacklist. We also see Studs the family man and devoted husband to his adored wife, Ida. The book is simply the best introduction available to this remarkable man. Reading it will lead people to Terkel's enormous body of work, with benefits they will cherish throughout their lives.

Alan Wieder is an oral historian who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and has taught at the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In the last fifteen years, he has published three books and numerous articles on South Africans who fought against the apartheid regime.

Event date: 
Monday, May 27, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
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Published: Monthly Review Press - August 26th, 2016