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Book Review: Invisible People: Stories of Lives at the Margins, edited by Tizon, Alex, and Sam Howe Verhovek

Book Review: Invisible People: Stories of Lives at the Margins, edited by Tizon, Alex, and Sam... 1015492 LSJXXX10.1177/0160449X211015492Labor Studies JournalBook Review book-review2021 Book Review Labor Studies Journal 2021, Vol. 46(2) 1 –2 Book Review © 2021 UALE Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions journals.sagepub.com/home/lsj Tizon, Alex, and Sam Howe Verhovek, eds. Invisible People: Stories of Lives at the Margins. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2019. 264 pp. $25.00 (hardcover). Reviewed by: Michael Childers, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA DOI: 10.1177/0160449X211015492 In this posthumous publication of Pulitzer prize winner Alex Tizon’s articles, his colleague and friend Sam Howe Verhovek edits a book that highlights both Tizon’s keen eye for a good story and his uncanny ability to draw out the complexity and nuance of seemingly ordinary people in a compelling, compassionate way. Compiling selected pieces from throughout his career, Verhovek doesn’t organize the collection chronologically, which would better highlight the evolution and maturation of Tizon as a writer. Rather, he groups sections around the people that Tizon helped give voice and highlights the major themes in his writing. The book begins with an excerpt from Tizon’s own book Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self and then continues with his last published article and arguably mag- num opus, The Atlantic long form article “My Family’s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Labor Studies Journal SAGE

Book Review: Invisible People: Stories of Lives at the Margins, edited by Tizon, Alex, and Sam Howe Verhovek

Labor Studies Journal , Volume 46 (2): 2 – Jun 1, 2021

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1015492 LSJXXX10.1177/0160449X211015492Labor Studies JournalBook Review book-review2021 Book Review Labor Studies Journal 2021, Vol. 46(2) 1 –2 Book Review © 2021 UALE Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions journals.sagepub.com/home/lsj Tizon, Alex, and Sam Howe Verhovek, eds. Invisible People: Stories of Lives at the Margins. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2019. 264 pp. $25.00 (hardcover). Reviewed by: Michael Childers, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA DOI: 10.1177/0160449X211015492 In this posthumous publication of Pulitzer prize winner Alex Tizon’s articles, his colleague and friend Sam Howe Verhovek edits a book that highlights both Tizon’s keen eye for a good story and his uncanny ability to draw out the complexity and nuance of seemingly ordinary people in a compelling, compassionate way. Compiling selected pieces from throughout his career, Verhovek doesn’t organize the collection chronologically, which would better highlight the evolution and maturation of Tizon as a writer. Rather, he groups sections around the people that Tizon helped give voice and highlights the major themes in his writing. The book begins with an excerpt from Tizon’s own book Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self and then continues with his last published article and arguably mag- num opus, The Atlantic long form article “My Family’s

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