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A Working Stiff's Manifesto: A Memoir

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Iain Levison can find work but not fulfillment. The frustration of dead-end, deadhead labor induces a kind of pink-slip payback syndrome as the realization sets in that his college degree will gain him little byway of psychic wages on the job. He is adrift in a workaday world where one human is as good as the next and all are expendable. Meaningless promises abound, like when they were telling us at commencement that] we werethe future of the world, the bright shining blah blah blah.

In ten years, Iain Levison has lived in six states and worked at forty-two jobs, from fish cutter in Alaska to furniture mover in NorthCarolina, film-set gopher, oil deliveryman, truck driver, crab fisherman . . . He quit thirty of them, got fired from nine, and has difficulty remembering the other three. Whatever could go wrong often did, hilariously.

A Working Stiff's Manifesto makes Nickel and Dimed look like chump change. It is a funny book about the not-so-funny American workplace. The real thing, written notby a high-priced journalist disguised as a counter clerk, or a tenured professor passing as a vagrant, but by a genuine wage-dependent, red-blooded working stiff too rich for welfare and too broke to fit a consumerdemographic. He works to keep his car running to get back and forth from work. He works to get by and get back to square one for the next day's labors.

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The author, a genuine red-blooded working stiff, presents a hilarious glimpse into the world of dead-end labor by recounting his experiences working forty-two different jobs, including fish cutter, truck driver, and crab fisherman, in the past ten years. 10,000 first printing.

About the Author

Iain Levison is the author of A Working Stiff's Manifesto, an account of his post-collegiate work experience, consisting of forty-two jobs in ten years, and two novels, Since the Layoffs and Dog Eats Dog. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569479209
Publisher:
Soho Press
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Levison, Iain
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Publication Date:
July 2003
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
160

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"Synopsis" by , The author, a genuine red-blooded working stiff, presents a hilarious glimpse into the world of dead-end labor by recounting his experiences working forty-two different jobs, including fish cutter, truck driver, and crab fisherman, in the past ten years. 10,000 first printing.
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