"We don't know anything about the past and we don't seem to want to know it. And all the time the people who can tell us about it, make it meaningful, the real repositories of living information, are being lost."—Studs Terkel
For Coming of Age, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Peabody Award-winning radio host—himself an octogenarian—has interviewed several very different men and women ranging in age from 70 to 99. Some are powerful celebrities (Maggie Kuhn of the Grey Panthers, economist John Kenneth Galbraith); others are obscure people in small towns. Together they represent an extraordinary panorama of American life and work throughout this century and the ways in which the times have changed.
Coming of Age is a compelling picture of what we have gained through "progress"—and what we have lost.
About the Author:
Studs Terkel (1912-2008) was a free spirit, an outspoken populist, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, a terrible ham, and one of the best-loved characters on the American scene. Born in New York, he lived most of his life in his beloved Chicago.
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 01/14/2009