Book Reviews of Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line

Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line
Rivethead Tales from the Assembly Line
Author: Ben Hamper
ISBN-13: 9780446515016
ISBN-10: 0446515019
Pages: 234
Rating:
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4.2 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
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"Not since Hunter Thompson has an American writer delivered the kind of open-throated, full-barreled blast of truth and gritty reality that Ben Hamper unleashes in this journey through the belly of the American industrial beast. A former assembly-line riveter at GM's Truck and Bus division who rose to national prominence on the pages of Esquire, Harper's, and Mother Jones, Hamper--aka The Rivethead--uses a hard-edged, driving prose style to chronicle his outrageous career as an unhinged assembly-line grunt. From pulling double shifts to drinking and drug-taking, from GM's idea of quality control (a life-size "Quality Cat" who patrolled the line) to the gonzo characters who worked at Hamper's side, this is an extraordinary story of humanity trapped in a netherworld of suffocating noise, boredom, and absurdity that is by turns hilarious and tragic."

Foreward by Michael Moore
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Life on an automobile assembly line
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Excellent view into the world of auto manufacturing at GM.
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This is actually the paperback edition.