Ayun Halliday’s Job Hopper


Jo HopperThe Amazing Ayun keeps cranking out more books, and I can’t wait to add this to my collection. I mean, come on, don’t we always want to hear about someone who’s done nuttier stuff than our own crazy selves? I do! I haven’t pre-ordered a copy from Powell’s yet, but here’s what Seal Press is saying.

“If it’s true that the average worker will hold an average of seven jobs over the course of a lifetime, Ayun Halliday is anything but average. In her brief stay on this planet, Halliday has managed to rack up a terrifying array of short-lived stints in the paid job market, including ersatz costume designer, belligerent artist’s model, bain of professional secretaries everywhere — aka “temp”, and portraying Bert of Sesame Street to enthusiastic department-store crowds. Clinging to her “true” vocation — acting — by a hair, Halliday’s diligent avoidance of hard work, regular paychecks, and anything remotely resembling a dress code will warm the hearts of anyone who has suffered canned lunches in sterile break rooms or gotten busted photocopying a resume on the job. Honest and uproarious, Halliday is an unapologetic, loose-lipped icon for the slacker in us all.”

After reading the excerpt on her website, “Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?” I’m dying to talk to her. She’ll laugh when she hears I was a costume character at Sea World for a few years!

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Read all about Ayun’s zany employment adventures on her website and be sure to check out all the rest of her cool literary endeavors.

You can bet your butt I’ll be at one of her Bay Area events. But we can talk more about that later. Until then, check and see when the Job Hopper tour will be coming to a bookstore near you!