Review: Hard Times

Hard Times by Studs Terkel

I miss shelving at my local library. It’s really a great way to discover books I’ve never heard of, with the added bonus of the fact that someone else found it worthwhile to check out—which is not much better than just stumbling across a book in a bookstore, I know, but it feels better. Which is how I found Hard Times. I’d never heard of Studs Terkel in my life and the Great Depression is not exactly a historical event that sweeps me off my feet, but the fact that it was a broad oral history intrigued me, and the bit I read interested me. (I am the reason some books don’t make it back onto the shelves. I’m a patron too!)

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