Overqualified

By Joey Comeau

Overqualified
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Told entirely through job application letters, this starkly humorous story follows Joey as he halfheartedly looks for a job. With his younger brother Adrian in the hospital after being hit by a drunk driver, Joey canÓ´ seem to muster up the energy or focus to properly market ... Read more


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Told entirely through job application letters, this starkly humorous story follows Joey as he halfheartedly looks for a job. With his younger brother Adrian in the hospital after being hit by a drunk driver, Joey canÓ´ seem to muster up the energy or focus to properly market his prior work experience. While writing cover letter after cover letter, using all of the right marketing buzzwords, something in Joey snaps?the letters become less about gaining employment and more about emotional release. Anecdotes about his childhood, his hopes and fears, his girlfriend, and his family's response to AdrianÓ³ hospitalization fill the space meant for education, references, and applicable skills.

Joey Comeau

Joey Comeau writes the comic A Softer World, which has appeared in The Guardian and been profiled in Rolling Stone, and which Publisher’s Weekly called, “subtle and dramatic.” The A Softer World website (asofterworld.com) has been online since 2003 and has an average daily readership of 70,000 people worldwide. He is the author of a number of books, including Overqualified, The Complete Lockpick Pornography, and One Bloody Thing After Another.

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