Get personalized recommendations and earn points toward a free book!
Check Out
The Bestselling Books of All Time
See the List

Not Working

Best Seller
Not Working by DW Gibson
Jul 03, 2012 | 480 Pages
  • Ebook $4.99

    Jul 03, 2012 | 480 Pages

Product Details


“A book with fascinating range [and] a fresh perspective [that shows] how powerful the genre of oral history can be.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Wrenching . . . Wide-ranging . . . This book is so important.” New York Daily News
“A touching and all-too-necessary text.” Interview
“Comparable in heft and style to Studs Terkel’s Working, Not Working is as timely as its predecessor. . . . [It] provides an in-depth look at a new type of American and reveals a new type of American story. . . . The storytellers in Not Working . . . show that, as a society, we’re more than where we work.” —City Arts (Seattle, WA)
“Add[s] faces, personalities and pathos to the unemployment figures thrown around every month. Just as [Studs] Terkel showed how so many of us define ourselves with our work, Gibson’s subjects demonstrate how, even beyond the financial havoc that ensues, losing a job unsettles a person’s sense of self.”The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)

“Not Working reveals something Americans only talk about in numbers.  Gibson gives . . . the big picture of America’s temperature.” —Los Angeles Review of Books
“An intense, moving, ground-level history of our difficult times.” —Teju Cole, author of Open City
“Powerful and heartrending.” —Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker

Looking for More Great Reads?
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now
Back to Top