By Jennifer Topper
Darkish, twisted, and outrageous, 29 Jobs and 1000000 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 choked with freakish characters to the Cannes movie competition; from beginning a punk rock list label to its not easy yet inevitable crash; from a filthy, Greenwich Village eating place kitchen to failed makes an attempt at becoming a member of the military, you gotta ask, what is a pleasant woman from the suburbs doing all of this soiled paintings for.
29 Jobs and one million Lies is the gut-wrenching, self-deprecating account of the way ambition to face out was once burnt up via clumsy offerings, immaturity and self-defeating righteousness. 29 Jobs is a post-GenX novel, other than it truly is precise, 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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The train was apparently sabotaged by thieves who used some kind of sleeping gas, and thieves went into each cabin and robbed the shit out of everyone on the whole train. Cool. So there I am, alone, in Paris, already depressed because I failed miserably to do the job that I was hired to do, with no wallet, no money, nothing. I filed the police report, along with dozens of other headache-laden passengers, for nothing but a carbon copied flimsy receipt of the copy of the complaint. Thankfully my aunt and uncle were vacationing in Paris and hadn’t left yet, so they took me to lunch at a nice restaurant near the Quai d’Orsay, it was my sole connection with reality…and some dough.
These women, for the most part, were extremely business-wise and perceptive. I was not living the glorified Hollywood lifestyle of lunching at the Ivy to conduct business. I had been starving myself because I had no per diem; but the fleabag motel I stayed at offered a free breakfast which consisted of microwaved biscuits and instant coffee. So once that wore off, the expensive sandwiches offered at the fancy hotel where the business was taking place was out of my league. I waited until later in the evenings to walk over to the Santa Monica pier to grab some nasty roach-coach grub.
I remember a few tasks that I was exclusively responsible for in the two weeks I worked there. "Our directors and producers here are very particular," the office manager who hired me said on Day 1. "Uh-huh, ok, I get it. " keeping an open mind, I said energetically. "You need to go to D'Agostino's on 9th Avenue and buy lowsodium sourdough hard pretzels (of whatever totally specific brand), 4 granny smith apples, 4 navel oranges, 3 bosc pears, non-fat milk--and remember to check the date--2% milk, half and half, soymilk, flavored creamers, and these non-fat, gluten-free, sugar-free cookies," she said with a serious face.