Atomic Reading Club



The 2019 Work Themed Reading List

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

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

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