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Freaks I've Met (Hardcover) (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.

Foreword Review Book of the Year Award Finalist (2015)
Number of Pages: 199
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Sheaubeau
Author: Donald Jans
Language: English
Street Date: April 10, 2015
TCIN: 50257765
UPC: 9780578152158
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-7777
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overall: 5 out of 5 stars, see all reviews

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Fun, fast, real prose

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5 out of 5 stars
Jeff R 2 years ago
Hard to put down book, that I ripped through in 4 hours. Which is a miracle because I am not a big reader. Interesting look at life of a 20 something just starting out, and all the stereotypes he has to deal with. While the reader may seem naive, he is clearly not dumb, and I learned some stuff abou...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Got this as a Xmas gift and laughed my head off!

(would recommend)
5 out of 5 stars
brian k 2 years ago
I'm not a big reader, and my brother gave me this book with that in mind. ! what little I did read,He knew I liked Buchowski, anyway.. great funny story about a guy setting out to show the world and his enemy back home, he is the man. Just bought it again as a gift.see moreof the reviewer's review
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Hilarious book about a first job in a sleazy brokerage firm

5 out of 5 stars
robbie 3 years ago
The young twenty something narrator might be naive, but that doesn't mean he isn't smart! Screeched out loud more than once at some unexpected moments. The white couch, the shoe, the camping trip, i could go on...made me relive my crazy times at my first job. A cult classic for anybody about to get ...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Warning: dont read in a public place

(would recommend)
5 out of 5 stars
charlotte 3 years ago
I started reading this in the coffee shop and had to leave after about 25 minutes, because I was snorting, and people were staring. I can't go back there for a while, I think. THe book was that funny and was just what I needed. Jack, the main character reminded me of a kid i babysat in high school w...see moreof the reviewer's review
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my favorite book of the year so far!

(would recommend)
5 out of 5 stars
burtsampson 3 years ago
LOL funny book, that taught me something about finance, and even life, that I wasn't expecting. Some of the descriptions are absolutely hilarious! and I must steal. And the characters, like Noah the guy who married a rich lady, who has to get a fake job to make it look good to the neighbors.. is ouc...see moreof the reviewer's review
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