Atomic Reading Club 2019 - Work

Work. Most of us spend at least 1/3 of every weekday doing it. Some of us define ourselves by it. Others see it as little more than wage slavery.
"McJob: A low-pay, low-prestige, low-benefit no-future job in the service sector. Frequently considered a satisfying career choice by people who have never held one."
-Douglas Coupland, Generation X

"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed... or buy anything sold or processed... or process anything sold, bought or processed... or repair anything sold, bought or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."
-Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything
January - Studs Terkel's Working Graphic Adaptation by Harvey Pekar / various
February - Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
March - Nomadland: Surviving America In The Twentyfirst Century by Jessica Bruder
April - The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
May - Lucifer Book 1 by Mike Carey / Peter Gross / Scott Hampton
June - Cubed: The Secret History Of The Workplace by Nikil Saval
July - Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
August - Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber
September - Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris
October - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
November - Wage Slaves by Daria Bogdanska
December - Minding The Store by Julie Gaines / Ben Lenovitz

See all this year's reading club selections on the Atomic Books site.

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