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John Bowe

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John Bowe has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The American Prospect, National Public Radio’s This American Life, McSweeney’s, and others. He is the co-editor of Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs, one of Harvard Business Review’s best books of 2000, and co-screenwriter of the film Basquiat. In 2004, he received the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, the Sydney Hillman Award for journalists, writers, and public figures who pursue social justice and public policy for the common good, and the Richard J. Margolis Award, dedicated to journalism that combines social concern and humor. He lives in... Read More

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Gig
Americans Talk About Their Jobs
Edited by John Bowe, Marisa Bowe and Sabin Streeter


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 21, 2001
Price: $16.95

Taking their cue from Studs Terkel's book Working, the editors of word.com have produced a book that provides real insight into how people work and how they describe their jobs. Composed of more than 120 monologues Gig allows disparate people—from a wide variety of occupations and locations—to describe their day to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Gig
Americans Talk About Their Jobs
Edited by John Bowe and Marisa Bowe


Format: eBook, 688 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $14.99

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Nobodies
Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy
Written by John Bowe


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $16.00

In NOBODIES, John Bowe travels from the agricultural quagmires of Florida to a welding plant in Tulsa to the factories and brothels of Saipan to file a first-hand report on the working conditions that our government and our corporations depend on but are simultaneously trying their best to disavow or ignore... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Nobodies
Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy
Written by John Bowe


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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