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by John Pick,Kathy Richland,Alex Kotlowitz,Grant Pick

  • Author: John Pick,Kathy Richland,Alex Kotlowitz,Grant Pick
  • ISBN: 0810125803
  • ISBN13: 978-0810125803
  • ePub: 1379 kb | FB2: 1418 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press; 1 edition (April 28, 2009)
  • Pages: 296
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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The People Are the News: Grant Pick’s Chicago Stories ePub download

Grant Pick, Kathy Richland (Photographs) Pick had a uniquely open eye and ear for people who were in difficult situations, doing.

Grant Pick, Kathy Richland (Photographs). Alex Kotlowitz (Foreword). This distinctive collection features writings from Grant Pick’s long, distinguished career in literary journalism. Pick had a uniquely open eye and ear for people who were in difficult situations, doing extraordinary things, or both. Most of his stories focus on interesting but overlooked Chicagoans, like the struggling owner of a laundrymat on the west side or the success This distinctive collection features writings from Grant Pick’s long, distinguished career in literary journalism.

Grant Pick had been writing for the Reader for about a quarter of a century . An anthology was the right idea.

Grant Pick had been writing for the Reader for about a quarter of a century when, at the age of 57, he died of a heart attack walking home from lunch. That was three years ago last week. In many ways, Grant was the writer who best defined this paper. That's a story told by his son, John Pick, in the introduction to The People Are the News: Grant Pick's Chicago Stories, a collection compiled by his family and just published by Northwestern University Press. As John explains, Grant had book ideas constantly percolating in his head, but none was ever quite the right idea. Almost everything in the book first appeared in the Reader.

Listen to our interview with Grant Pick's son John and his former colleague Alex Kotlowitz. Now there's an anthology of his most memorable pieces entitled, The People Are The News: Grant Pick's Chicago Stories. Rachel Martin spoke to both men on today's show.

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John Pick is Grant Pick's son and an actor and teacher living in Los Angeles. He graduated from Kenyon College and trained at the Steppenwolf Theater. He currently teaches acting in the Los Angeles Unified School District and is a member of the Actor's Gang.

The People Are the News : Grant Pick's Chicago Stories. This distinctive collection features writings from Grant Pick s long, distinguished career in literary journalism. by Grant Pick and John Pick.

John Pick (Creator/Executive Producer/Actor) is the creator of the Best of Craigslist, a live show and video series (now TruTv's Classified Comedy). The Best of Craigslist was nominated for Best Webseries by the LA Weekly and performed to large audiences in Los Angeles (Comedy Central Stage); Chicago (Royal George) and New York City (Public Theater) John has performed at South Coast Repertory, the Actors Gang, Conan (TBS) and was a writer for the CBS Diversity Showcase. The LA Weekly said his work was 'absurdly hilarious' and the LA Times 'absorbing and memorable.

I know there are people who will say that I became too involved with the . ALEX KOTLOWITZ writes about urban affairs and social issues for The Wall Street Journal.

I know there are people who will say that I became too involved with the family, that I broke my pact as a journalist to remain detached and objective. But, in the end, I had to remind myself that I was dealing with children. For them-and for me-our friendship was foremost. Anything I could do to assist them I did-and will continue to do. Acknowledgments. John Koten, the Journal’s Chicago bureau chief, has been a close friend throughout this entire project.

For Alex Kotlowitz, an accidental Chicagoan, it is the perfect perch from which to peer into America's heart. Chicago, like America, is a kind of refuge for outsiders. It's probably why Alex Kotlowitz found comfort there. It's a place, as one historian has said, of "messy vitalities," a stew of contradictions: coarse yet gentle, idealistic yet restrained, grappling with its promise, alternately sure and unsure of itself. He's drawn to people on the outside who are trying to clean up-or at least make sense of-the mess on the inside. Perspective doesn't come.

This distinctive collection features writings from Grant Pick’s long, distinguished career in literary journalism. Pick had a uniquely open eye and ear for people who were in difficult situations, doing extraordinary things, or both. Most of his stories focus on interesting but overlooked Chicagoans, like the struggling owner of a laundrymat on the west side or the successful doctor who, as he faced his own death from cancer, strove to enlighten his colleagues in the field of medicine. As only a lifetime Chicagoan could, he described in tender detail the worlds in which people lived or worked, providing a look not just at one city’s citizens but at humanity as a whole.

            Pick’s widow and son curate this showcase of some of his most well-remembered work, such as “The Rag Man of Lincoln Park” and “Brother Bill.” In these and all of his other works, Pick wrote from the front lines, speaking to people whom others might encounter everyday but never really see. He faithfully characterized his subjects, never denying them dignity or value and never judging them. In the mirror he held up to his city, Chicago could see the shared humanity of all its citizens.