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The Trouble With Gumballs Paperback – May 9, 2014
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Top Customer Reviews
It's about a guy who has to get a job to support his new family, so he starts running gumball machines. Doesn't really matter what it's about, it's less about the plot and more about the crazy characters he encounters. Not usually my thing, because I like plot-driven books, but this one is a good slice of life.
I'd be curious to compare his 1950s experience to that of modern freelancers.
I highly recommend all of Jim's other books, too!
I was whisked back to when an eight year old boy could take 50 cents for trolly fare and spend a safe and magical day in San Francisco. I remembered from a week traveling with a shirt tail relation selling hula hoops all about this region, how being an entrepreneur could make one feel like an active part of history. The book was a great visit to a better day...go there!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book in 1961. It made a lasting impression on me. Now I have a 1940's era gumball machine that I found at a local recycle depot and restored to working order. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Frugal Fred
Far from writing a long screed listing the reasons The Trouble with Gumballs should neither by bought nor read, I will instead write the following:
The Trouble with... Read more
If you ever looked for a job and started by reading the classified ads, you will enjoy this book. The writer keeps you interested on every page.Published 18 months ago by Philip J. Winn
It's an autobiography of a gumball machine vendor in the 1950's. Funny , well-written and never dull. SPOILER ALERT: Don't get in the vending machine business.Published 19 months ago by Pop Tarts?! ROFL
I won this book in a goodreads.com giveaway...thanks.
This little gem is celebrating its 57th Anniversary so you know it has to be good!!! Read more
I enjoyed this travel memoir immensely. It is well written and you really come to care for Nelson. Very warm, lively, vivid and funny. Five stars!Published 22 months ago by Laura L. Harrison
Hilarious and totally entertaining.
If you've ever been in outside sales, you'll recognize some of your customers. Read more