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A fast, funny, sometimes sad but hopeful read. One of my favorites just sent to a friend and was reminded how much I enjoyed the voice, the stories, the reminder that anything is possible Best Last Line Ever. Okay, this was a strange book Shear has certainly led an interesting life But having had a few jobs right out of school trying to find my niche, I can relate to some of her employment experiences though I ve never been tempted to apply for most of the jobs she s held Adult situations Have you ever held down a job for money rather than love Put up with an impossible boss Been told when and how often to visit the restroom, get a drink, use the phone Struggled to remember that who you are doesn t depend on what you do Meet Claudia Shear, a misfit from Brooklyn who grew up dreaming of adventure Shear rode a wild wave of employment sixty four jobs in all on her way to realizing her dream of becoming an actress Before landing the starring role in the upcoming film, Body Lan Have you ever held down a job for money rather than love Put up with an impossible boss Been told when and how often to visit the restroom, get a drink, use the phone Struggled to remember that who you are doesn t depend on what you do Meet Claudia Shear, a misfit from Brooklyn who grew up dreaming of adventure Shear rode a wild wave of employment sixty four jobs in all on her way to realizing her dream of becoming an actress Before landing the starring role in the upcoming film, Body Language, and scoring a deal with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg for her own sitcom, she worked as among other things a pastry chef, a nude model, a waitress a lot , a receptionist in a whorehouse, a brunch chef on Fire Island, a proofreader on Wall Street a lot , and an Italian translator On the surface her life makes for a hilarious tour de resume But underneath is a universal lesson learned about life in the workplace When I was job hunting, one of the things that I found to be somewhat of a pain was having to complete a job application with the same exact information as on my resume I know there are reasons for such, but it just always struck me as something that took entirely too long and I don t have nearly as many jobs in my history as most people.Now, I can be thankful that I m not Claudia Shear, who writes in her memoir turned one woman show Blown Sideways Through Life about the 64 different jobs she When I was job hunting, one of the things that I found to be somewhat of a pain was having to complete a job application with the same exact information as on my resume I know there are reasons for such, but it just always struck me as something that took entirely too long and I don t have nearly as many jobs in my history as most people.Now, I can be thankful that I m not Claudia Shear, who writes in her memoir turned one woman show Blown Sideways Through Life about the 64 different jobs she s held and quit, and been fired from, too She worked as among other things a pastry chef, a nude model, a waitress a lot , a receptionist in a whorehouse, a brunch chef on Fire Island, a proofreader on Wall Street a lot , and an Italian translator from the book jacketTold in essay format, on their own these stories seem to be simply a collection of I had this crappy job, I hated it even there was this cool person or two that I worked with, but I wound up telling the owner to go fuck off, so I got fired or quit Repeat Repeat again Sixty times.This is billed as a hilarious tour de resume, which made me think that I was going to be in for a very funny read Although there are certainly some amusing moments as Ms Shear is sharing anecdotes about her various jobs, something about this kind of irked me and it took me awhile to figure out why Because I can understand this take this job and shove it mentality once, maybe a couple times in one s career but not 64 times.Finally, it dawned on me I m reading this in the wrong decade.Because no way, no how does anyone, in this 2014 economy, treat 64 jobs with that kind of laissez faire attitude But Blown Sideways By Life wasn t written in 2014 it was published nearly 20 years ago, when life was all kinds of different, indeed.The takeaway is what matters, though, and it s timeless It s especially relevant for this economy It s a reminder that every person taking your order, bagging your groceries, cleaning your hotel room, answering the phone, sweeping the floor, and getting your food isthan their job.You got that, right We, you, they arethan our jobs You talk to the people who serve you the food the same way you talk to the people you eat the food with You talk to the people who work for you the same way you talk to the people you work for Sitting on rooftops, desktops, countertops, under counters perched on milk crates, wine crates, paper cartons, front steps, hanging out in back alleys, deserted cafeterias, spooky hallways, we are all the same a motley crew of artsy fartsy types and single mothers and social misfits and immigrants who work six days, double shifts and send all the money home We are people in recovery, people in denial, gay guys shocking the shit out of pizza guys from Queens and vice versa We all fit in because none of us belongs anywhere And, boy, what you can learn dirty words in every language and the fact that nobody is just a typist, just a dishwasher, just a cook, just a porter, just a prostitute That everyone has a story Everyone has at least one story that will stop your heart pg 114 115 According to the U.S National Bureau of Labor Statistics , the average American will hold a total of 10.8 jobs between the ages of 18 and 42 Actress writer Claudia Shear held 64 including pastry chef, nude model, receptionist in a whorehouse and an Italian translator In a monologue reminiscent of Studs Terkel s WORKING, Shear talks about defining one s self by what one does, and does so with humor and candor According to the U.S National Bureau of Labor Statistics , the average American will hold a total of 10.8 jobs between the ages of 18 and 42 Actress writer Claudia Shear held 64 including pastry chef, nude model, receptionist in a whorehouse and an Italian translator In a monologue reminiscent of Studs Terkel s WORKING, Shear talks about defining one s self by what one does, and does so with humor and candor Fun, quick read A friend of mine let me borrow it while on vacation and I enjoyed reading about the perils of working odd jobs to make a living Great reminder on remembering the human spirit in others wherever you encounter them. The part I liked about this book was how Shear shared the truth about thankless jobs people hold in our country Often people just don t think about who proofreads a brief, who cleans that bathroom, or who took those messages The part that was hard for me was her continued pattern of taking jobs, quitting jobs, getting fired from jobs and starting again I thought her honesty about some of the jobs was interesting, but it was hard for me to read about life with the prostitutues and the illegal The part I liked about this book was how Shear shared the truth about thankless jobs people hold in our country Often people just don t think about who proofreads a brief, who cleans that bathroom, or who took those messages The part that was hard for me was her continued pattern of taking jobs, quitting jobs, getting fired from jobs and starting again I thought her honesty about some of the jobs was interesting, but it was hard for me to read about life with the prostitutues and the illegal enterprises The highlight of the book was her Outward Bound experience ^Free E-pub ☋ Blown Sideways Through Life ↟ Dubbed The Ultimate Working Girl by Newsweek, Claudia Shear takes readers on a wild adventure through the American work force in Blown Sideways Through LifeHave you ever held down a job for money rather than love Put up with an impossible boss Been told when and how often to visit the restroom, get a drink, use the phone Struggled to remember that who you are doesn t depend on what you do Meet Claudia Shear, a misfit from Brooklyn who grew up dreaming of adventure Shear rode a wild wave of employment sixty four jobs in all on her way to realizing her dream of becoming an actress Before landing the starring role in the upcoming film, Body Language,and scoring a deal with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg for her own sitcom, she worked as among other things a pastry chef, a nude model, a waitress a lot , a receptionist in a whorehouse, a brunch chef on Fire Island, a proofreader on Wall Street a lot , and an Italian translator On the surface her life makes for a hilarious tour de resume But underneath is a universal lesson learned about life in the workplace