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Karin Chenoweth has commented on (2) products.

Moby Dick (Vintage Classics) by Herman Melville
Moby Dick (Vintage Classics)

Karin Chenoweth, January 3, 2011

It was my New Year's resolution last year to read some of the books that had intimidated me in the past. Moby Dick was one--from what others had said I thought it would include impenetrable symbolism and difficult language. The language--long, rambling sentences--did take a little getting used to, but Melville is a kind author in that he pretty much explains every symbol. And what a book! I wanted to say, "Why didn't anybody tell me?!" but, of course, lots of people had. It's a great book and has a lot of relevance, being as it is about the oil industry. An earlier oil industry than ours, but still the oil industry.

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Love the Work, Hate the Job: Why America's Best Workers Are Unhappier Than Ever
Love the Work, Hate the Job: Why America's Best Workers Are Unhappier Than Ever

Karin Chenoweth, January 8, 2010

Kusnet has written about an issue that has enormous implications for our economic health and, to some extent, our political health as well--people's relationships with their jobs. He has found highly skilled and educated men and women who care deeply about doing good work and yet who are treated like widgets by their employers. His book illustrates, with interesting examples, that people want to be loyal to the folks they work for but are increasingly pushed away.

This can't be good for us as a country.

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