29 Jobs and a Million Lies by Jennifer Topper

By Jennifer Topper

Darkish, twisted, and outrageous, 29 Jobs and one million Lies is a glimpse at counterculture's underbelly and makes an attempt to be triumphant inside of that international. From demented B-movie, roach-infested movie construction places of work chock filled with freakish characters to the Cannes movie pageant; from beginning a punk rock list label to its not easy yet inevitable crash; from a dirty, Greenwich Village eating place kitchen to failed makes an attempt at becoming a member of the army, you gotta ask, what is a pleasant woman from the suburbs doing all of this soiled paintings for.

29 Jobs and 1000000 Lies is the gut-wrenching, self-deprecating account of ways ambition to face out was once burnt up by means of clumsy offerings, immaturity and self-defeating righteousness. 29 Jobs is a post-GenX novel, other than it really is real, and within the vein of Sarah Vowell, Chuck Klosterman, and Dave Eggers.

Jenn Topper is simply over the moon that she's published 29 Jobs and one million Lies. Her first novel, Getting the previous Gang again jointly can be out quickly so please remain tuned. Jenn is a proud member of the 12 months 0 Writer's Collective the place there are various writers extra gifted than herself

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He had been working there for a million years and developed absolutely ZERO personality, and his job was to deal with the international film distributors. His title was Director of International Sales. So when he left in the late fall, that became my title. He was so pissed that there was so little thought to the title and importance of the position that they just handed to me, that he refused to train me at all or even show me his files. If I didn’t know anything about producing an infomercial, I most definitely knew nothing about doing international sales for a film company which hadn’t produced anything in 10 years.

There was no money, it was depressing to go into the office. I spent more time at the Chinese restaurant across the street talking to the local crackheads than I spent at the office. Another global film market was happening in Milan that fall, and in speaking to various industry people, it made sense to show up at that market and re-surface the company brand name. I figured it would be a great opportunity to make more contacts and try to reinvigorate the tired image and the pathetic catalog. I’d give this company a new face, that’s what I had convinced myself, because my own image was so coupled with their that my identity was suffering as a result of their failure at this point in time.

Flew home, got drunk, showed up at work with no notes, no business cards, no deals, because I forgot whatever I did have at home because I was hung over and really, really, really sick of being screwed. And I still had to go to the DMV and get my license replaced, too, and that’s a job in and of itself on 34th street. CHAPTER 12 NEW YORK'S HARDEST Concurrently, my interest in music had really begun to grow, and hanging out with those hardcore bands in Paris nourished that feeling. Back in New York, I had started going to hardcore shows again.

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