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Product Details

  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Magenta (October 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1926891406
  • ISBN-13: 978-1926891408
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,350,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jass Richards has a Master's degree in Philosophy and used to be a stand-up comic. Now she's more of a sprawled-on-the-couch comic.

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!

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Format: Kindle Edition
Brett Laramie has a problem with keeping a job. Most people settle into a career and do their best to keep it, Brett well, not so much. Even with double degrees she rarely last more than a few weeks in any position. Her lack of people skills doomed her attempts at as a Crisis Hotline Operator, a waitress and a Halfway house supervisor. Her general dislike of children meant that a career as a Nanny or substitute teacher was never going to take off. But it's Brett's disdain for authority that guarantees trouble in almost every workplace.
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
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The character in this book works harder at being offensive to everyone than at any job she acquired. She isn't the kind of person you would want to hire and finds herself more intelligent then she really is but I found some humor in the stories as she stumbled her way along life.
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Have you ever held a job? Maybe two, three, four, seventeen? Ever been fired from a job for speaking your piece? Or have you ever wished you could say whatever came to mind, no matter the consequence? If so, you'll love this chance to live vicariously through Brett Laramie as she plows her way through a series of jobs, leaving nothing unsaid, but many things undone. From teaching to waitressing, from manning a phone for a crisis hotline to applying to be a firefighter, she's done it all, seen it all, and said it all. And she takes us along for the ride!

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.
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First, let me just say I was glad I was not drinking anything while reading this. I refrained from that. My husband said he never heard me laugh so much from reading a book. At one point, I was literally in tears.
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.
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This book really made me laugh when I started it. I mean really laugh. It is a funny, sharp and witty story. However I eventually started getting tired of the heavy feminist angle. Constantly putting down men and also going further and putting down children and women who have them. Still it was full of very funny parts.

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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