Friday, October 31, 2008


Studs Terkel died today.

He was 96, but that doesn't make my heart hurt less. His autobiography Talking to Myself changed my life. Everything I know about listening I learned from him, the original rockstar with a tape recorder.

Here's a long obit.

Safe travels, friend.

(Tribune photo by Charles Osgood / May 16, 2007)


looka said...

Oh my, what a wonderful guy and creative person! "Take it easy, but take it." Just good.

Sadly, I've just heard of him now...

Amanda said...

I just started reading "Division Street America" today and am already in love with it.

Carrie said...

When you get a chance, check out Working. It is great.

Please tell me that you found Division Street in the thrift store!