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The Survival Job – A desperate recent college grad takes a job as an apprentice butler and over the course of a summer has his safe and limited world turned inside out through a series of unusual adventures.
Toby Jordan’s college experience ends with a ruinous car fire, forcing a move back home. Struggling to find work, other than the family funeral business, he’s desperate to get back out on his own.
A friend points him to an opportunity – as an apprentice butler. Unsure what a butler even does in the modern world, but desperate to escape his current confines, Toby accepts the ‘survival job’, hiding the choice from friends and family.
The training is unorthodox, challenging and oddly engaging for Toby. Adventures and blunders abound, while friends and family believe he’s taken an entirely different, more conventional path. Struggling to carry out offbeat tasks is only part of the crusade, as troublesome clients and unknown forces work against him, all while Toby hides his true assignment to avoid judgement.
His deception exposed, Toby deals with the fallout while preparing for his ‘final test’. Who knew the life of a butler involved secrets, lies and sabotage?
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Letters of a Malcontent
Letters of a Malcontent was published in 1996, and joined a growing list of prank-letter books that bloomed in that era.
Before email, there were paper missives delivered door to door. In the early 1990’s, J.W. Fagan began a campaign to ask probing and often ridiculous questions to people and companies across the U.S. and Canada. Many wrote back, and these are those exchanges.
Learn why the National Society of Model Rocketry called him “an accident waiting to happen”.
No longer in print, use the Contact J.W. form to request a copy for $4.99. Payment accepted by Pay Pal, check or money order.