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 that global. 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 difficult 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 1000000 Lies is the gut-wrenching, self-deprecating account of the way ambition to face out used to be burnt up by way of 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 Her first novel, Getting the outdated Gang again jointly may be out quickly so please remain tuned. Jenn is a proud member of the yr 0 Writer's Collective the place there are numerous writers extra proficient than herself
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I actually told the people at the documentary company that I had gotten some huge fancy international sales job at some huge fancy international film distribution company, based in Paris. I’m sorry I led them on, I said, but I just wasn’t sure if it would come through and on and on. Well, of course I was over qualified. A half-blind cripple with lupus and a lobotomy would be over qualified. And with such a hefty background of production experience, how could I even consider beginning a career at such a low status position?
The train incident wasn’t my fault, but this one clearly was. So I called a friend that Quelou suggested I call to go have some fun with during my stay in Paris. He was a musician and we got along great, and two bands from Brooklyn were actually touring Europe and were playing in Paris that weekend. So we all went out and partied in Paris after the show and had a blast. I borrowed some money from the guys in the band and from Quelou’s friend so that I could eat for the following week. The following week was the next film market in Cannes, this time.
I didn’t get a home-base spot, though, not even a proprietary area to keep my bag. A. was stealing blank videocassettes so now they trusted no one. Please. The general attitude was the stereotypical holier-than-thou of a documentary film company; yet they were such sell-outs because they really made their money from producing commercials for the Man. 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.
29 Jobs and a Million Lies by Jennifer Topper