By Jennifer Topper
Darkish, twisted, and outrageous, 29 Jobs and 1000000 Lies is a glimpse at counterculture's underbelly and makes an attempt to prevail inside that international. From demented B-movie, roach-infested movie construction places of work chock jam-packed with freakish characters to the Cannes movie competition; from beginning a punk rock checklist label to its tough yet inevitable crash; from a filthy, Greenwich Village eating place kitchen to failed makes an attempt at becoming a member of the army, you gotta ask, what is a pleasant lady from the suburbs doing all of this soiled paintings for.
29 Jobs and 1000000 Lies is the gut-wrenching, self-deprecating account of ways ambition to face out was once burnt up through clumsy offerings, immaturity and self-defeating righteousness. 29 Jobs is a post-GenX novel, other than it is actual, and within the vein of Sarah Vowell, Chuck Klosterman, and Dave Eggers.
Jenn Topper is simply over the moon that she's published 29 Jobs and 1000000 Lies. Her first novel, Getting the outdated Gang again jointly can be out quickly so please remain tuned. Jenn is a proud member of the yr 0 Writer's Collective the place there are lots of writers extra gifted than herself
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I had to coordinate at 5:30am before the sun came up with the idiots who came on the trip to go out and plaster La Croisette -- the palm-lined main drag at the Cannes Film Festival -- with hundreds and thousands of stupid movie fliers. This, of course, was illegal, and a total faux-pas for the festival. Whatever. Then my next job was even better. "Jennifer, you have to make our suite look nice, so get to the hotel early and steal yesterday's flowers from the other suites," the boss chirped, having apparently done this for years.
Jesus Christ, can this trip get any more screwed up? So I bang on the concierge’s door again to tell her that there’s going to be a fire upstairs if she doesn’t help out quickly. If there’s a word for motherfucker in Portuguese, she said it over and over and over again looking me right in the eye. So she calls the Pompiers, the French firemen. They’re awesome, they dress in metallic silver outfits, with shiny silver helmets like on Star Wars, and they are just as dramatic as their outfits. Meanwhile, that observant carpenter walked across the street to ask me what was going on.
My boss denied that he had anything to do with this stunt, which I thought was so endearing. For 5 seconds it was nice, then it was back to work. At 22, I was Director of International Sales, in a way, and playing at the Cannes Film Festival. Funny, how lies can change your perspective. CHAPTER 10 SOME EXTRA MONEY The festival ended, I packed up and flew back to Hell’s Kitchen to sort through the few deal memos that I had written up. Made follow-up calls, sifted through the billions of business cards I had collected and continued trying to sell these people movies.
29 Jobs and a Million Lies by Jennifer Topper