Selling Ben Cheever

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Sep 2, 2002 - Unskilled labor - 320 pages
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Ben Cheever's - former editor at Reader's Digest, husband of a New York Times book critic, son of Pulitzer-prize-winning author - found himself out of a job. He skimmed the want-ads, and before he knew it he had been a security guard, a salesman, and even a volunteer Santa Claus. Here, he chronicles life on the other side of the counter.

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SELLING BEN CHEEVER: Back to Square One in a Service Economy

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Putting down his pen and taking a series of jobs in the tag end of the service economy, novelist Cheever (Famous After Death, 1999, etc.) finds a host of sad and funny stories. From the outset, the ... Read full review

Selling Ben Cheever: back to square one in a service economy

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You've heard the moral of Cheever's tale before: never shop retail. Actually, that's only a by-the-by message of this quick-reading riff on working life in the malls of America, conceived when this ... Read full review

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