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How to Build a Career and Find Happiness During a Recession by Anonymous

A Tragi-Comic Novel of Unemployment, Underemployment, Wall Street, Main Street and other Matters that Seemed to Matter at the Time 

This is a comic novel about graduating from college into a recession. It’s meant to appeal to fans of Catch-22.

I’m now a professional journalist and published non-fiction author, but I wrote this novel during a period of underemployment following college graduation. I managed to get it in the door with two publishers, but both gave me the same reason for rejecting it—it’s written for a young male audience, and young men don’t buy enough books. I can’t say they were wrong. Still, fans of satirical fiction might find it entertaining, and the themes remain timely.

Note: How to Build a Career and Find Happiness During a Recession contains some harsh language.


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Listed: Sep 14, 2009

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Humorous, and looking well so far!

By intergal, member

Mar 5, 2010: As I write this, I’m currently at Chapter 3 of this completed web novel, but it has been fairly humorous so far.

I suppose part of what I have been enjoying is that it does resonate with me on a personal level. Unfortunately not the campaigning for tree frogs because I don’t want to write essays (I kind of wish I HAD had that excuse now though!), but competing with classmates for jobs and places in programmes. It is the situation I am in as of writing, and it is heartening to know that I will actually get through it on an intellectual level.

The prose is quite relaxed, and the writing is believable – these are definitely college students, and their banter is always fun to read. If you’re looking for something cheeky and entertaining, (even if theme isn’t always light), then you may find "How To Build A Career . . . " a good read.

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