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Overqualified(Overqualified #1)

  10/02/2012       loginait      0 Comments

by Joey Comeau

Category: Educational Philosophy

  • Type: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781550228588
  • Edition Language: English

Overqualifieds cover letters are like a slap in the face, but the slap is hilarious, and you cant stop laughing, and as soon as its over you want to tell all your friends about the slap. You know the kind? — Ryan North, Dinosaur Comics Joey Comeaus Overqualified is Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret as chewed up and spit out by J. G. Ballard... A book whose melancholy is leavened by a surprising hilarity.” — Paul Di Filippo, author of The Steampunk Trilogy and CosmocopiaCover letters are all the same. Theyre useless. You write the same lies over and over again, listing the store-bought parts of yourself that you respect the least. God knows how they tell anyone apart, but this is how its done. And then one day a car comes out of nowhere, and suddenly everything changes and you dont know if hell ever wake up. You get out of bed in the morning, and when you sit down to write another paint-by-numbers cover letter, something entirely different comes out. You start threatening instead of begging. You tell impolite jokes. You talk about your childhood and your sexual fantasies. You sign your real name and you put yourself honestly into letter after letter and there is no way you are ever going to get this job. Not with a letter like this. And you send it anyway.

Educational Philosophy

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