Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today’s Changing Economy by DW Gibson (Penguin, $17 paperback original, non-fiction, on sale July 3)

What it’s about: Gibson, a magazine writer who’s also worked on TV documentaries, drove across the country last summer and fall, interviewing a wide range of people who’ve lost their jobs.

The buzz: Inspired by Studs Terkel’s Working and James Agee and Walker Evan’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, it’s been praised by Ken Burns, the master documentarian, as “a powerful and heart-wrenching story.”

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