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21 dog years : doing time @ Amazon.com

Author: Mike Daisey
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Boy meets dot-com, boy falls for dot-com, boy flees dot-com in horror. So goes one of the most perversely hilarious love stories you will ever read, one that blends tech culture, hero worship, cat litter, Albanian economics, venture capitalism, and free bagels into a surreal cocktail of delusion." "In 1998, when Amazon.com went to temp agencies to recruit people, they gave them a simple directive: send us your
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Daisey, Mike, 1973-
21 dog years.
New York : Free Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606842281
Named Person: Mike Daisey; Mike Daisey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Daisey
ISBN: 0743225805 9780743225809
OCLC Number: 49352204
Description: 222 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Dilettante --
Freak Parade --
Doors for Desks --
Geek Messiah --
Subject: introductions --
Our Physics --
College Years --
Subject: transformers, dreams --
Gorillas vs. Bears --
1-Click Christmas --
Subject: oompa-loompa --
Mission Statements --
Interviews --
Subject: to tell you --
Supervillain Lair --
Pornsniffing --
Subject: accident --
Fiscal Wonderland --
Exit Interview --
Subject: au revoir --
Museum of Ham --
Subject: laugh with me --
Field Trip.
Other Titles: Twenty-one dog years :
Doing time @ Amazon.com
Doing time at Amazon.com
Responsibility: Mike Daisey.

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The author of a popular Web site and hit one-man show called "21 Dog Years" provides the intimate details of his employment with Amazon.com during the dot-com frenzy of the late nineties. This darkly  Read more...

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