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Confessions of a Tax Collector: One Man's Tour of Duty Inside the IRS (P.S.)

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Twelve years ago, Richard Yancey answered a blind ad in the newspaper offering a salary higher than what hed made over the three previous years combined. It turned out that the job was for the Internal Revenue Service — the most hated and feared organization in the federal government.

So Yancey became the man who got in his car, drove to your house, knocked on your door, and made you pay. Never mind that his car was littered with candy wrappers, his palms were sweaty, and he couldnt remember where he stashed his own tax records. He was there on the authority of the United States government.

With "a rich mix of humor, horror, and angst [and] better than most novels on the bestseller lists" (Boston Sunday Globe), Confessions of a Tax Collector contains an astonishing cast of too-strange-for-fiction characters. But the most intriguing character of all is Yancey himself who — in detailing how the job changed him and how he managed to pull himself back from the brink of moral, ethical, and spiritual bankruptcy — reveals what really lies beneath those dark suits and mirrored sunglasses.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Review:

"With a title like a TV movie and characters that would be at home in corporate-world fiction, this memoir...is downright absorbing....An excellent, eye-opening book." Booklist (Starred Review)

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"[Yancey's] description of what life is like inside the IRS is generally engaging and shows the fallibility of a system that comprises, after all, men and women who have their own strengths and weaknesses." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Offers fascinating insight into the most feared and loathed agency of government...All of the names were changed. And no one was innocent." Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review:

"Yancey comes across as a decent, humane guy, certainly not your typical tax inquisitor, who has succeeded in writing an engaging insider's account of life inside the dreaded IRS." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Twelve years ago, Richard Yancey answered a blind ad in the newspaper offering a salary higher than what he’ d made over the three previous years combined. It turned out that the job was for the Internal Revenue Service — the most hated and feared organization in the federal government.

So Yancey became the man who got in his car, drove to your house, knocked on your door, and made you pay. Never mind that his car was littered with candy wrappers, his palms were sweaty, and he couldn’ t remember where he stashed his own tax records. He was there on the authority of the United States government.

With a rich mix of humor, horror, and angst and better than most novels on the bestseller lists (Boston Sunday Globe), Confessions of a Tax Collector contains an astonishing cast of too-strange-for-fiction characters. But the most intriguing character of all is Yancey himself who — in detailing how the job changed him and how he managed to pull himself back from the brink of moral, ethical, and spiritual bankruptcy — reveals what really lies beneath those dark suits and mirrored sunglasses.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

About the Author

Richard Yancey worked for twelve years as a revenue officer for the Internal Revenue Service. He is a produced playwright, a former theater critic, and a published novelist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060555610
Subtitle:
One Man's Tour of Duty Inside the IRS
Author:
Yancey, Rick
Author:
Yancey, Richard
Author:
by Richard Yancey
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Taxation
Subject:
Tax administration and procedure
Subject:
Government - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
United States Officials and employees.
Subject:
Biography-Political
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20041228
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.08x5.26x.97 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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Product details 400 pages Perennial - English 9780060555610 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With a title like a TV movie and characters that would be at home in corporate-world fiction, this memoir...is downright absorbing....An excellent, eye-opening book."
"Review" by , "[Yancey's] description of what life is like inside the IRS is generally engaging and shows the fallibility of a system that comprises, after all, men and women who have their own strengths and weaknesses."
"Review" by , "Offers fascinating insight into the most feared and loathed agency of government...All of the names were changed. And no one was innocent."
"Review" by , "Yancey comes across as a decent, humane guy, certainly not your typical tax inquisitor, who has succeeded in writing an engaging insider's account of life inside the dreaded IRS."
"Synopsis" by , Twelve years ago, Richard Yancey answered a blind ad in the newspaper offering a salary higher than what he’ d made over the three previous years combined. It turned out that the job was for the Internal Revenue Service — the most hated and feared organization in the federal government.

So Yancey became the man who got in his car, drove to your house, knocked on your door, and made you pay. Never mind that his car was littered with candy wrappers, his palms were sweaty, and he couldn’ t remember where he stashed his own tax records. He was there on the authority of the United States government.

With a rich mix of humor, horror, and angst and better than most novels on the bestseller lists (Boston Sunday Globe), Confessions of a Tax Collector contains an astonishing cast of too-strange-for-fiction characters. But the most intriguing character of all is Yancey himself who — in detailing how the job changed him and how he managed to pull himself back from the brink of moral, ethical, and spiritual bankruptcy — reveals what really lies beneath those dark suits and mirrored sunglasses.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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