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Freaks I've met

Author: Donald Jans, (Novelist)
Publisher: [United States] : Sheabeau Publishing, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Spokane, Washington, is nearly perfect for most people, but Jack Fitzpatrick is not one of them. Hours after graduation and armed with his final paycheck from his nemesis, Jack heads for Southern California. Dreams are a dime a dozen in the City of Angels. Broke, barely scraping by, and hating his life as a temp, L.A. is definitely not what Jack expected. But after reading 'Best Paying Jobs of 1987' in Time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Jans, (Novelist)
ISBN: 0578152150 9780578152158 0996175601 9780996175609
OCLC Number: 908704118
Description: 199 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: May, 1987 --
Sweet good-byes --
Graduate disillusionment --
On the road, again --
El aye --
Getting lighter --
A friend to lean on --
Get a job --
Temp is short for temporary --
'Real' job hunting --
October 19, 1987 --
Training camp --
The trenches --
Man's business --
Shiny, happy people --
Morning y'all --
My hero --
All in the family --
Ho-down --
Do or die --
Saved by Elvis --
A new beginning --
Finally some friends --
If you're gonna do something, do it right --
Fair and fair alike --
Girls, girls, girls --
Learn to take it like a man --
Rough and ready --
The secret --
Head north, young man --
Scary campfire stories are not for kids --
San Francisco! Open your golden gates --
Don't shit where you sleep --
Sugar momma --
Loving ewe --
Party time --
CTRL ALT DEL --
Paradise lost --
Trailer parks R us --
Bar brokering --
Work my fingers to the bone --
The beginning of the end --
Easy street --
Becoming celibate --
Losing my mo-jo --
Love American style --
Hard time --
Kangaroo court --
Freedom fight --
Tail between my legs.
Other Titles: Freak$ I've met
Freaks I have met
Freak$ I have met
Responsibility: Donald Jans.

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"Spokane, Washington, is nearly perfect for most people, but Jack Fitzpatrick is not one of them. Hours after graduation and armed with his final paycheck from his nemesis, Jack heads for Southern California. Dreams are a dime a dozen in the City of Angels. Broke, barely scraping by, and hating his life as a temp, L.A. is definitely not what Jack expected. But after reading 'Best Paying Jobs of 1987' in Time magazine, he decides to go after the only one he thinks he has a shot at: institutional bond broker. Once frustrated that his dazzling lack of experience keeps getting in the way, Jack is ecstatic to land a job at Freedom Capital, a no-name firm with a hire anybody mentality. Pumped to be on his way to his first few million, Jack eagerly engages in the challenged ethics of his new employer. When a series of innocent events lands him in prison, he's sure things can't get any worse. He would be wrong"--

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Laugh out Loud funny book about Wall Street and Life

by Shelleybell (WorldCat user published 2015-08-04) Excellent Permalink

Got this book via Kirkus, and read it in one afternoon.  Laughed out loud and couldn't put it down.  It is something archetypal that many of us have gone through, and the author was clearly in that business, because he couldn't make up this kind of detail.  I even learned something...
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Charles Bukowski, if he went to work on Wall Street

by RobertWilson75 (WorldCat user published 2015-10-15) Excellent Permalink

Completely caught off guard at the humor of this novel, wasn't sure what to expect, but it delivered.  I even learned something, motivating me to get off my butt and get out there and meet some freaks of my own!  Best book I've read in months.  If you like Bukowski, or Sedaris, or Hunter...
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