Talking to myself: a memoir of my times
Terkel offers the reader an autobiography of our times--the stirring story of a man whose life has been so vivid that its telling mirrors the events of our century. From Mahalia Jackson to Bertrand Russell, from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Federico Fellini, Studs has met them all and captured their voices for the reader.
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Perhaps it is because, during examinations, I shove my paper slightly to my right
as I move in my seat slightly to my left. Jimmy One, who is seated behind me,
moves slightly to his right and leans forward, brow furrowed. He is properly
As we cross the street to the car, I call out, "See you around, Willie Hightower and
Jimmy Johnson." "Can't you leave well enough alone?" my wife inquires. Does
she know something I didn't know? Willie and Jimmy are in the back seat with ...
"You're a dumbbell," says Jimmy to Willie. "I'm smarter than you," says Willie to
Jimmy. A heated argument begins. Each is out to humiliate the other. It is getting
serious. My wife interjects. "You work in a garage, you said. What kind of work do
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TALKING TO MYSELF: A Memoir Of My TimesUser Review - Kirkus
Talking to himself, Terkel is laconic, wry, sometimes baffling. He needs his machinery, his Sony and his Uher. ("I have a theory. I am a nco-Cartesian: I tape therefore I am.") He will reveal himself ... Read full review