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Sydney Lewis

Born: Brookline, Massachusetts
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children; Young adult readers

Sydney Lewis on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

New Press, New York : 1997.

Help wanted :
ISBN: 1565847458 OCLC: 876572276

New Press, New York : 2000.

Help wanted :
ISBN: 156584369X OCLC: 43694479

New Press, New York : ©2000.

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.

Hospital :
ISBN: 0425154521 OCLC: 35760837

Berkley Books, New York : 1996, ©1994.