The Lonely Death of George Bell, by N. R. Kleinfield. It is so astoundingly good I wondered how a writer this great could have escaped my notice. I’m still shocked, but I did discover that he wrote a book I read over 30 years ago, The Biggest Company on Earth. It’s about AT&T and I was working in telecommunications at the time. This was pre-divestiture and they were the only game in town. So yeah, working with AT&T was a bit of a nightmare (I liked some of the people though). I honestly don’t remember what I thought of the book overall, I just remember learning some interesting things about the company. And the bigness of them.
Anyway, read the story I linked to. I’m using it for inspiration for the book I’m writing now.
A statue on the building across the street from the statue I posted the other day. She (or he) looks as miserable as the other guy. And pissed.