Before the Mortgage: Real Stories of Brazen Loves, Broken Leases, and the Perplexing Pursuit of Adulthood

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Christina Amini, Rachel Hutton
Simon and Schuster, Apr 1, 2006 - Literary Collections - 240 pages
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The swank apartment, the killer job, and the perfect boyfriend/girlfriend haven't yet fallen into place. Is this really adulthood? Welcome to life before the mortgage. Here's what you need to know.

Christina Amini and Rachel Hutton have brought together the very best writing on this unpredictable -- and often hilarious -- time. This book features essays by celebrated writers such as Joel Stein, Thisbe Nissen, Thomas Beller, Found magazine's Davy Rothbart, and ReadyMade's Shoshana Berger, as well as exciting new writers.
 

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A collection of entertaining essays by a host of 20 and 30 somethings involved in the creative arts. While not truly deep, for the most part, I enjoyed these casual reflections on this simultaneously ... Read full review

Contents

STILL AN INTERN AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
1
Was an EntryLevel Fiction Writer by Thisbe Nissen
9
Confessions of a Professional Flunky by Barbara Rushkoff 18 Regrettable Interview Quotes
20
WHERE THE COCKROACHES
63
Apartment Search Horror Stories 71 Paradise Considered by Evan Ratliff
69
Parents Are the New Friends by Rachel Hutton
98
THE FLING THE DISASTER THE ONE
115
He SaidShe Said
138
Relationship Red Flags 148 Always a Bridesmaid by Christina Amini
146
Unacceptable Dating Behavior
166
CostcoObsessive Disorder by Carson Brown
177
Coop Confessional by Catherine Price 192 Budget Living
194
Things to Do Before the Mortgage 221
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Contributors Acknowledgments
227
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Friends and collaborators Rachel Hutton and Christina Amini started the zine Before the Mortgage after leaving their first nine-to-five jobs in New York. Christina is an associate editor at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. Rachel, an editor and writer for Minnesota Monthly, lives in Minneapolis.

Friends and collaborators Rachel Hutton and Christina Amini started the zine Before the Mortgage after leaving their first nine-to-five jobs in New York. Christina is an associate editor at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. Rachel, an editor and writer for Minnesota Monthly, lives in Minneapolis.

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