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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sydney Lewis  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: Brookline, Massachusetts

-- Sydney Lewis on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Manhatttan, New York, Sydney attended Lake Forest College and the University of Oregon. She came to Chicago the summer of 1976 and never left.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to her writing she has worked a variety of jobs from district office manager for then Senator Dawn Clark Netsch to bartending.


Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists, 2000, for Chicago Matters, Seeking Justice

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (No)

Selected Titles At Your Library

"A totally alien life-form" :
ISBN: 1565842839. OCLC Number: 230726588

New Press,. .

Help wanted :
ISBN: 156584369X. OCLC Number: 43694479

New Press,. .

Young people from across the United States and from all walks of life talk candidly about their first forays into the real world of work. The honest, first-person accounts offer tips for surviving the first months on the job and other advice not found in typical career guides. The young authors describe learning the hard way the written and unwritten rules of life on the job, and they talk about dealing with difficult coworkers, tough bosses, criticism, stringent deadlines, dress codes, and harassment.

Help wanted :
ISBN: 1565847458. OCLC Number: 876572276

New Press,. .

Hospital :
ISBN: 0425154521. OCLC Number: 35760837

Berkley Books,. .