A Literary Legend is Gone

Studs Turkel has died.

Studs was a remarkable author who was willing to weave oral stories into compelling narratives that made a point. Examples include books such as the classic Working, which was just people talking about their jobs; The Good War, people remembering World War II; “Hard Times“, people talking about the depression, and many others. Working was eventually made into a Broadway musical. One of the books on my reading list is one of Stud’s last books: “Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Difficult Times“.

A unique author who made unique contributions. He will be missed.