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A Working Stiff's Manifesto: A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine That Fired Me, and Three I Can't Remember

Levison, Iain

ISBN 10: 0812967941 / 0-8129-6794-1
ISBN 13: 9780812967944
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Softcover
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All Iain Levison really wants is a steady paycheck, cable television, and the possibility of a date on Saturday night. But after blowing $40,000 on an English degree, he can’t find the first, can’t afford the second, and can’t even imagine what woman would consent to the third. So he embarks on a time-honored American tradition: scoring a few dead-end jobs until something better comes along. The problem is, it never does.

A Working Stiff's Manifesto is a laugh-out-loud memoir of one man’s quest to stay afloat. From the North Carolina piedmont to the Alaskan waters, Levison’s odyssey takes him on a cross-country tour of wage labor: gofer, oil deliveryman, mover, fish cutter, restaurant manager, cable thief, each job more mind-numbing than the last. A Working Stiff's Manifesto will resonate with anyone who has ever suffered a demeaning job, worn a name badge, or felt the tyranny of the time clock.

Review:
"Bracing, hilarious and dead on." — The New York Times Book Review

“[Levison’s] slacker ethos and deadpan delivery make reading Manifesto a job well worth taking.”— Entertainment Weekly

“There is a naked, pitiless power in [Levison’s] work that makes [ Manifesto] more valuable than the usual journal of the down-and-out in America.” —USA Today

“Levison writes tight, punchy prose, with deadpan humor and a mixture of savvy about and sympathy for his fellow working stiffs.” —The Wall Street Journal

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