Help Wanted, Desperately

by Ariel Horn | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060589582 Global Overview for this book
Registered by whitehorsy of Hasselt, Limburg / Limbourg Belgium on 3/15/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by whitehorsy from Hasselt, Limburg / Limbourg Belgium on Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Seven months, three weeks, two days - that's exactly how long Alexa has to establish herself in an exciting career. At 21, she's determined to gallop into 'the real world with a real job, a real life and a real future'. Moving in with her parents and commuting from New Jersey to Manhattan is not an option - and if she fails to find serious employment before the time runs out, it's off to teach English on the Third World island of Majuro for 100$ a month!

But what jobs are available for an inexperienced young woman in the Big City? Writing headlines about yeast infections for Trend magazine? Sniffing deodorants for a living? Earthworm breeder? Phone sex operator?

The Real World, apparently, is not such a welcoming place. With employment opportunities growing increasingly fewer and more bizarre daily, should Alexa consider seeking some stability by moving in with her boyfriend Jared? Between her participation in a clinical sleep study for cash and her desperate attempts to become the voice of a cartoon cat in a last ditch effort to gain 'respectful employment', Alexa hardly knows anymore. Maybe what she's really looking for is in the last place she ever thought she'd find it...


Update April 2006: This was a funny chicklit story about a girl who tries and tries and tries to find a job... from consultant to wormbreeder, from model scout to phonesex operator and so on. This together with the interaction between her and her family and boyfriend made this a fun read.

August 7th 2006: sent to pulcherrima in Denmark (one of the winners of my RABCK draw, organised in honor of my first BC wings)

Journal Entry 2 by pulcherrima from Tommerup Stationsby, Fyns Amt Denmark on Saturday, August 12, 2006
This book arrived today. Thank you so much whitehorsy!
I'm looking forward to reading it - it looks really funny, and I like your comments. Unfortunately this will go to my Mt. TBR for awhile since I've got to read some books before we start our next semester.

Journal Entry 3 by pulcherrima from Tommerup Stationsby, Fyns Amt Denmark on Thursday, May 17, 2007
I really liked this book. I think Alexa's attempts to get a job are really hilarious, and I was almost embarrassed by her silly ideas sometimes (e.g. in chapter 14)

I will set the status of this book to AVL, but I think I will be able to wild release it (and find readers for it) here in Denmark.

Released 13 yrs ago (10/11/2007 UTC) at Vaskeriet for afd. III Skovgårdsparken in Brabrand, Århus Amt Denmark

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