Howard S. Becker and Rob Faulkner’s “Thinking Together”

Howie Becker, who gave us Outsiders, Tricks of the Trade, and Writing for Social Scientists, has published a new e-book about writing – this time a blow-by-blow backstage account of his collaboration with Rob Faulkner on their book Do You Know.  The book is about jazz musicians playing together, and they wrote it through a series of email exchanges, revealed here with humor, wit, and a good deal of insight. In his classic style, Becker has again de-mystified the scholarly enterprise, this time the collaborative creative process of writing a book. Thinking Together can be purchased on Amazon here.