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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I was getting a manicure that day and the manicurist was so scared she didn't
know if she was gonna have a heart attack. And I said, 'Look, Louise, don't be
afraid, sweetheart. They're gonna turn back. The minute they get there, they're
But ah'm gonna do mah job tomorrow an', by God, ah'm gonna do it right. Ah'm in
charge of the National Guard that's gonna protect youah niggers tomorrow.
Anybody so much as scratches a nigger in that march is gonna deal with me. By
He murmurs into the mike: "I'm gonna sing some blues of other guys. Friends of
mine. They're all gone. That's why I'm gonna sing 'em." Leroy Carr. A faint smile
plays around his mouth. "Once I remember me an' some other guys, we went
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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