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Bad jobs and poor decisions : dispatches from the working class : a memoir

Author: J R Helton
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The unattainable quest for middle-class stability is hauntingly captured in this biting portrayal of forgotten America Weaving the brackish humor of Chuck Palahniuk with the empathy of Barbara Ehrenreich, JR Helton brings to life an obscured underside of the American psyche in this unflinching account of life inside the working class of Texas in the 1980s. We first meet Helton as a struggling writer succumbing to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Nonfiction
Named Person: J R Helton; J R Helton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R Helton
ISBN: 9781631492877 163149287X
OCLC Number: 988282578
Description: 259 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: 1989 --
Other people --
Halloween --
Kansas --
Sweetheart of the rodeo --
Finding the cure for cancer --
Epilogue: 1989.
Other Titles: Dispatches from the working class
Responsibility: J.R. Helton.

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Weaving the brackish humor of Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club with the empathy of Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed, J. R. Helton brings to life an obscured, all-too-often ignored slice of the  Read more...

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"These pages contain a cutting, insightful, and addictively readable slice of sociological rabble-rousing-a literary feat that takes a rare talent to pull off. Luckily for us, J. R. Helton has that Read more...

 
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