Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work

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Product Details

Price
$25.99
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250097897

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About the Author

SARAH KESSLER is a reporter at Quartz, where she writes about the future of work. Before joining Quartz in 2016, she covered the gig economy as a senior writer at Fast Company and managed startup coverage at Mashable. Her reporting has been cited by The Washington Post, New York Magazine, and NPR.

Reviews

"Kessler's timely book explores the personal, corporate and societal stories behind a massive tech-driven shift away from permanent office-based employment [...] Perhaps the most revealing parts of the book are the stories of real workers in the gig economy." --The Financial Times

"Reporter Kessler's insightful exploration argues that the increase of people working as freelancers rather than employees of organizations is largely owing to technology that allows workers to deliver services coordinated by apps [...] An appealing choice, chiefly for those interested in the effects of the gig economy on workers." --Library Journal

"In this well researched and beautifully written book, Sarah Kessler provides a very accessible but sophisticated analysis of the "gig economy." While vividly telling moving stories about individual hardships and achievements, it provides a broad perspective that helps us see the "gig economy" as the latest manifestation of the long-running historical struggle over power, security and risk between different classes. It is essential reading for anyone who is interested in understanding the future of our economy and society." --Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge, author of 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism and Economics: The User's Guide

"Sarah Kessler's wonderful book offers unprecedented illumination of the promise, and the peril, of the gig economy by taking a deep and intimate dive into the day-to-day lives of the workers who rely on it. The resulting insights are important and often troubling." --Martin Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

"Gigged offers a timely and in-depth look at the promise and peril of the gig economy from one of the first journalists to recognize how big and important this new market would become. In the tradition of Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed, Sarah Kessler goes behind the statistics to tell the stories of people making a living (sometimes just scraping by) as gig economy workers. Gigged is smart, entertaining, moving, and at times even inspiring. Sarah Kessler writes like a dream. If you want to know how work is changing and how you too must change to keep up, you must read this book." --Dan Lyons, New York Times bestselling author of Disrupted