Coming of Age
Studs Terkel, , read by Allen Hamilton and Shirley Venard. . HighBridge, $18.95 (180pp) ISBN 978-1-59887-888-2
Originally a bestseller, this classic by the late Studs Terkel addresses the challenges of aging and offers a variety of remarkable firsthand accounts by individuals at the end of their lives. Allen Hamilton and Shirley Venard share reading duties, with each offering their own take on these stories that are alternately humorous, uplifting, heartbreaking and motivational. Hamilton is a true standout: his steady voice is indifferent to time constraints as he devotes himself fully to each story, conveying Terkel's awe at how far society has come and how much further we must go.
Reviewed on: 03/30/2009