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 successful inside that global. From demented B-movie, roach-infested movie construction places of work chock jam-packed with freakish characters to the Cannes movie competition; from beginning a punk rock checklist label to its difficult yet inevitable crash; from a dirty, Greenwich Village eating place kitchen to failed makes an attempt at becoming a member of the military, you gotta ask, what is a pleasant lady 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 used to be 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 Her first novel, Getting the outdated Gang again jointly can be out quickly so please remain tuned. Jenn is a proud member of the yr 0 Writer's Collective the place there are various writers extra proficient than herself

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I got to deal with French union guys who hauled the boxes of crap that we sent. That wasn’t fun. Though that year, Catherine Deneuve and Clint Eastwood were the prom-queen and prom-king of the festival, and they poked their heads in the booth just as I was cursing at the lightboxes for not lighting. That, folks, was the highlight of this trip. I had to coordinate at 5:30am before the sun came up with the idiots who came on the trip to go out and plaster La Croisette -- the palm-lined main drag at the Cannes Film Festival -- with hundreds and thousands of stupid movie fliers.

Jennifer, get some of the losers in here to sit in the audience of the infomercial," they barked. " Now, remember, this is the first time I had ever worked on anything like this, so I had no point of reference as to how to accommodate the producers’ requirements and to balance the talent and the staff’s requirements. I’m not excusing myself from doing a terrible job, but I’m just letting you know that this was as foreign to me as it sounds to you. These guys functioned on favors, I soon realized, which was why it barely functioned.

This is a bad, has-been, horror movie film company, home to Chopper Chicks in Zombietown, Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, the Toxic Avenger. What the hell were they doing producing an infomercial? What is an infomercial? In any event, of course I accepted the generous offer of $250 a week until the informercial was complete—with no offer for a permanent job. I had as much of an idea of what to do for this thing as you do. The two guys who owned the company and ran things (not that there was much to run) were nearly unapproachable.

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