Adult Book Lists: A Day in the Life - In the Words of Workers

[Printable book list]

Scott Douglas / 020.92 DOUGLAS
Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian

Jeanne Marie Laskas / 305.5620973 LASKAS
Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make the Country Work

Studs Terkel / 331.2 TERKEL
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day And How They Feel About What They Do

Richard Yancey / 336.24 YANCEY
Confessions of a Tax Collector: One Man's Tour of Duty inside the IRS

Max Hardberger / 331.620973 HARDBERG
Seized: A Sea Captain's Adventures Battling Scoundrels and Pirates While Recovering Stolen Ships in the World's Most Troubled Waters

Tony Danza / 371.10092 DANZA
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High

Robert Wilder / 371.102 WILDER
Tales from the Teachers' Lounge: What I Learned in School the Second Time Around—One Man's Irreverent Look at Being a Teacher

Ben Ryder Howe / 381.147092 HOWE
My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store

Caroline Burau / 384.64 BURAU
Answering 911: Life in the Hot Seat

Elliott Neal Hester / 387.742 HESTER
Plane Insanity: A Flight Attendant's Tales of Sex, Rage and Queasiness at 30,000 Feet

John McPhee / 388.044 MCPHEE
Uncommon Carriers

Phillip Wilson / 388.324092 WILSON
Driver: Six Weeks in an Eighteen-Wheeler

Miri Navasky / DVD 393.0973 UNDERTAK
The Undertaking

Jeffrey P. Bonner / 590.73 BONNER
Sailing with Noah: Stories From the World of Zoos

Stacey O'Brien / 598.97 OBRIEN
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

Shiya Ribowsky and Tom Shachtman / 614.1097471 RIBOWSKY
Dead Center: Behind the Scenes at the World's Largest Medical Examiner's Office

Jane Stern / 616.025 STERN
Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself By Becoming an EMT

Paul Austin / 616.025092 AUSTIN
Something for the Pain: One Doctor's Account of Life and Death in the ER

Theresa Brown / 616.025092 BROWN
Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between

Paul R. Linde / 616.89025 LINDE
Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist

Paul Mobley / 630.92273 MOBLEY
American Farmer: The Heart of Our Country

Bruce R. Coston / 636.0887 COSTON
The Gift of Pets: Stories Only a Vet Could Tell

Jack Hanna / 636.08899 H
Monkeys on the Interstate: And Other Tales from America's Favorite Zookeeper

James Herriot
All Creature Great and Small series
All Creatures Great and Small (636.089092 HERRIOT)
All Things Bright and Beautiful (636.089 HERRIOT)
All Things Wise and Wonderful (636.089 HERRIOT)
The Lord God Made Them All (636.089 HERRIOT)
Every Living Thing (636.089092 HERRIOT)

Nick Trout / 636.0897092 TROUT
Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope In My Life as an Animal Surgeon

Lisa Duffy-Korpics / 636.7 DUFFYKOR
Tales from a Dog Catcher

Ruth Reichl / 641.5092 REICHL
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

Bill Burford / 641.5945 BUFORD
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as a Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

Debra Ginsberg / 647.95 GINSBERG
Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress

Pete Jordan / 648.5 JORDAN
Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States

Alex Frankel / 658.314 FRANKEL
Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventure of a Front-Line Employee

Nancy Peacock / 808.02 PEACOCK
A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life

Peter Allison / 916.82710466 ALLISON
Don't Look Behind You!: A Safari Guide's Encounters With Ravenous Lions, Stampeding Elephants, and Lovesick Rhinos

Sheri Booker / B BOOKER
Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home