Terkel, Studs TOUCH AND GO: A Memoir

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TOUCH AND GO: A Memoir

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At nearly ninety-five, Studs Terkel has written about everyonea??s life, it seems, but his own. In Touch and Go, he offers a memoir whicha??embodying the spirit of the man himselfa??is youthful, vivacious, and enormous fun. Terkel begins by taking us back to his early childhood with his father, mother, and two older brothers, describing the hectic life of a family trying to earn a living in Chicago. He then goes on to recall his own experiencesa??as a poll watcher charged with stealing votes for the Democratic machine, as a young theatergoer, and eventually as an actor himself in both radio and on the stagea??giving us a brilliant and often hilarious portrait of the Chicago of the 1920s and a??30s. He tells of his beginnings as a disc jockey after World War II and as an interviewer and oral historiana??a craft he would come to perfect and indeed personify. Finally, he discusses his involvement with progressive politics, leading inevitably to his travails during the McCarthy period when he was blacklisted and thrown out of work despite having become by then one of the countrya??s most popular TV hosts.

Fans of Studs Terkel will find much to discover in these remarkable reminiscences. Others will be captivated to learn of the unique and eclectic life of one of Americaa??s greatest living legends.

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Sydney Lewis is the author of three oral histories and transcribes for and otherwise assists oral history maestro Studs Terkel. Studs Terkel (1912–2008) was an actor in radio soap operas, a disk jockey, a radio commentator, and a television emcee, and he is the author of Working and Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression.
Norman Dietz, a writer, an actor, and a solo performer, has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from AudioFile magazine, the ALA, and Publishers Weekly. Additionally, AudioFile named Norman one of the Best Voices of the Century.

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