A Life of Work

David LaBounty, University of Texas at El Paso


A Life of Work is an examination of workplace nonfiction where work is, for good or bad, a defining moment in a person’s life. This collection of creative nonfiction essays about the jobs that have shaped me was created to encourage people to tell their own tales. There is nothing groundbreaking about the work I have done (and continue to do); however, by sharing my experiences, I hope to spark other workplace remembrances, be they stories about slogging away for fifty years on one job or having multiple rewarding careers. The work we do has an enormous impact on the people we become and the stories we tell.

Subject Area

Creative writing|Literature

Recommended Citation

LaBounty, David, "A Life of Work" (2023). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI30425337.