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The Resource First job : a memoir of growing up at work, Rinker Buck

First job : a memoir of growing up at work, Rinker Buck

Label
First job : a memoir of growing up at work
Title
First job
Title remainder
a memoir of growing up at work
Statement of responsibility
Rinker Buck
Title variation
Growing up at work
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ask a person about his or her first job out of college, and you invariably open a floodgate of emotions, vivid anecdotes, and poignant reminiscences of an especially anxious, formative period of life. For many of us, the events of those first years of true adulthood remain permanently etched in our psyches, and the bonds we formed - with co-workers, friends, and lovers - carry an emotional power undimmed by the passage of time." "Ask Rinker Buck about his first job, and you get this enchanting and engaging book, one that not only captures the experience of being a "twenty-two-year-old with the maxed-out brain," but also lyrically evokes a special time and place - the Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts in the early 1970s. Buck was intense and passionate about his experiences - determined to find his voice as a writer - and every new moment felt like a world opening wide. First Job is, on its most basic level, the story of Buck's years as a cub reporter at The Berkshire Eagle, a great country newspaper in its glory years, when it won a Pulitzer Prize and served as the launching pad for many journalists' careers. But on a deeper level, it is a story that serves as a paradigm for everyone's first job. Buck's tale is replete with mentors who guided him through a raw and anxious time, lovers who exposed him to new levels of intimacy; and adventures that could only have happened to a young man who didn't know any better - including the way he snared an exclusive interview with John Wayne by bringing along a pretty girl who so charmed the Duke that he gave Buck a wonderfully frank and cranky story to write." "From Buck's impromptu job interview with the Eagle's venerable and eccentric publisher, Pete Miller - who quizzed him on Civil War history - to his picaresque adventures on the front lines of the sexual revolution, to his exhilarating hikes along the purple-black Berkshire peaks with Roger Linscott (the paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning editorialist), he reconstructs a magical time in his life, a time when nothing seemed impossible or out of reach."--BOOK JACKET
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buck, Rinker
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4784.C9
LC item number
B75 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buck, Rinker
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Career development
  • Berkshire County (Mass.)
Label
First job : a memoir of growing up at work, Rinker Buck
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9781891620737
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2002726871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
First job : a memoir of growing up at work, Rinker Buck
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9781891620737
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2002726871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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