Saturday, July 12, 2014

Nine indispensable books for college graduates

Whitney Collins is the author of The Hamster Won't Die: A Treasury of Feral Humor and the creator and editor of two humor sites -- errant parent and The Yellow Ham.

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog she tagged nine indispensable books for college graduates, including:
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, by Studs Terkel

Pulitzer Prize–winning author, historian, and broadcaster Studs Terkel brings together a wealth of interviews with men and women from all sorts of vocations in his rich and varied Working. Touted by the L.A. Times as “a deep penetration of American thought and feeling,” Working is a valuable read for those just heading out into the world of work.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Working is among Roman Krznaric and John-Paul Flintoff's top ten books new graduates can turn to for practical insights about the real world, Sheila Heti's top ten books that began as speech, and Daniel H. Pink's six favorite books about work.

--Marshal Zeringue