How to Tell When You're Tired

How to Tell When You're Tired Cover

How to Tell When You're Tired

A Brief Examination of Work

By Reg Theriault

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393315578, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 1997

A longshoreman on the San Francisco waterfront for over thirty years, Reg Theriault distills that experience into a wry, knowing, tough-minded book that finally gives voice to the thoughts and conditions of laboring men and women. It is an engaging and moving defense of the working class's right to its portion of credit and dignity for building, job by dirty, demanding job, the civilization we inhabit. Here is a book George Orwell would understand--and applaud.

About the Author
Reg Theriault's first job was nailing packing crates together during the California fruit harvest, followed by a long career as a fruit tramp in the western United States. Now retired from longshoring, he lives in San Francisco.