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This Will Not Look Good on My Resume Paperback – October 13, 2010
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"Sharp and pointy." --Peg Tittle, What If...
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More About the Author
Despite these attributes, she has received several Arts Council grants.
This Will Not Look Good on My Resume is her first book, a collection of related short stories. Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun picks up where that one leaves off.
The Road Trip Dialogues is her first novel; The Blasphemy Tour, her second, is the sequel to The Road Trip Dialogues; License to Do That is her third in the Rev and Dylan series.
See more of her stuff at www.jassrichards.com!
Top Customer Reviews
This Will Not Look Good on My Resume is a collection of entertaining anecdotes of Brett's attempt to find gainful employment. You have to admire her contempt for beauracracy and petty rules that we all chafe against in our jobs. With her quick wit and indifference to the consequences, she illustrates the absurdity of the employer/employee relationship.
The stories are told in an informal conversational style and mostly for deliberate comic effect. There are some giggles to be had and Richards displays a good sense of comic timing. Sometimes the humor slides into questionable taste (drowning children is not my idea of natural selection). There are also some rather bitter diatribes in amongst the stories, particularly about men, that made me cringe once or twice.
This Will Not Look Good on My Resume is a light and amusing novel that would work equaly as well as a stand up comedy routine. If you are looking for a giggle (and hate your job) this book is sure to please.
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
Jass Richards, a comic writer, has created in Brett a strong-willed woman who alternates between ranting manifestos and (persistently) asking the questions we all want to ask. This book is like a roller coaster ride on a stream of consciousness. The writing style very much reflects a speaking style rather than a written narrative, which fits the characterization of the novel rather well. Each chapter reflects one (short-lived) job experience in Brett's wide variety of careers. Anyone who's ever had a job will easily relate to one or more of the experiences in this story. I certainly found a few that hit home for me. Brett easily says things we all wish we could say, and sometimes says things we wouldn't have ever thought to say. At times, this story had me laughing out loud as I recognized myself (or others), but at other times, the ranting went from lighthearted fun to serious missive, leaving me a little cold. There were some very pointed jabs at certain "institutions" (for lack of a better all-encompassing term), such as religion and misogynists. Hilarious at first, but got a little old and just plain bitter-sounding after a while.Read more ›
Jass Richards is brilliant with the snappy comebacks and the unending fountain of information she can spout forth. And I do mean that quite literally... the spouting part.
Jass takes you from job to job, from the psych halfway house, where her absolute sense of logic helps more patients than the people trained to work there, to the maintenance of a summer camp, where the woman weaves in and out of the kids, dancing, saying, "I don't have to deal with you! I don't have to deal with you!"
The quick wit, the sharp tongue, the acid words and sarcasm that literally oozes from her pores... beautiful. I laughed so hard I cried in some places. I do admit, there were a few parts where I got just a little lost, (sort of like when she traveled in Europe) but quickly regained my bearings as I read on.
Would I recommend this book? Do dogs have squeaky mice and bright green tennis balls? Yes. Yes they do. So yes, I would definitely tell you to read this book if you want a fun romp, a good laugh and a couple of pointers on how to get let go of a job you can no longer stand. You can get fired with style.
This book is loaded with jokes and even a good point here and there. I really liked the point when she was working with mental patients. Why do they put mentally disabled with mentally disturbed patients, it's like making "Corky room with Hitler."
Mostly I enjoyed it, I think it's a book to be savored slowly, it's always on...always moving...always funny. I think I just got burnt. I'm not done with it yet, but I am not going to delete. I will pick it up when I need a laugh.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
And so- I found this book laugh out loud funny most of the time; her antics and proclamations- quite
humorous and right on quite frequently. Read more
Nothing funny about this dreadful book. The writing is tired and cliche, and the author obviously hates men, religion and well pretty much anything that doesn't match her world... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Wags
The author has a pretty good sense of humor but is an arrogant know-it-all about everything and chock full of misinformation. She deliberately doesn't do any jobs well. Read morePublished 13 months ago by nana99
This was a quirky kind of book, which was an easy read and entertaining. There were no earth shattering ideas, but a unique approach that was refreshing.Published 14 months ago by Robert
Maybe I missed something. I did think this book was sentertainingvin any wayPublished 15 months ago by Kathryn
The character was easy to dislike. If you like reading about slackers who are lazy and without common sense, then you will enjoy this story.Published 15 months ago by Vicki Z