You Want Fries with That?: A White-collar Burnout Experiences Life at Minimum Wage

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Arcade Publishing, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 250 pages
What would happen if you did have the nerve to quit your white-collar job? Prioleau Alexander can tell you: he walked away from a lucrative career as an advertising executive, seeking a new life. Over the next year he worked minimum-wage jobs as a pizza deliveryman, ice cream scooper, construction worker, ER tech, fast food jockey and even cowboy on a Montana dude ranch. Here, Prioleau explores life at minimum wage and proves unequivocally that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

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These two working life memoirs seek to capitalize on the popularity of books like Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed and Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential but fall somewhat short of the mark ... Read full review


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Prioleau Alexander, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and a graduate of Auburn University, is a former Marine officer, an advertising veteran, and a conservative-libertarian, gun-nut, religious wacko with anarchist leanings. His wife, Heidi, and their three dogs are okay with that. He lives in Huger, South Carolina.

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