Goodbye, Studs Terkel
The legend has passed. He was 96 and packed zillions of lives into a single one by reaching out to people of all stripes – rich and poor, black and white, male and female, old and young, conservative and liberal – all in a bid to understand the greater human condition, to hear this country sing in all its voices. He was curious and keen, insightful and kind, and if you haven’t read WORKING, you are doing yourself a grave disservice.
What a goddamn loss.