Author: Ben Lieberman
Publisher: Ben Lieberman
College student Kevin Davenport is working any and every odd job to make it through school. He discovers who killed his father while working at the corrupt, mob-controlled, Kosher World Meat Factory. Now he will stop at nothing to prevent the killers from ruining other families and to get his revenge. Going to the police and conventional methods have not only been ineffective for others, but has proven to be virtual suicide for them. So all bets are off and Davenport uses the grittiest and strangest tools to bring down the killers. The characters, misadventures and odd jobs will have the readers laughing, but the hazard is real and Davenport is in over his head.
Author: Heide Goody, Iain Grant
It's the end of the world as we know it, but someone still needs to do the paperwork. Incomprehensible horrors from beyond are going to devour our world but that's no excuse to get all emotional about it. Morag Murray works for the secret government organisation responsible for making sure the apocalypse goes as smoothly and as quietly as possible. In her first week on the job, Morag has to hunt down a man-eating starfish, solve a supernatural murder and, if she's got time, prevent her own inevitable death. The first book in a new comedy series by the creators of 'Clovenhoof', Oddjobs is a sideswipe at the world of work and a fantastical adventure featuring amphibian wannabe gangstas, mad old cat ladies, ancient gods, apocalyptic scrabble, fish porn, telepathic curry and, possibly, the end of the world before the weekend.
Author: John Updike
Publisher: Random House
To complement his work as a fiction writer, John Updike accepted any number of odd jobs—book reviews and introductions, speeches and tributes, a “few paragraphs” on baseball or beauty or Borges—and saw each as “an opportunity to learn something, or to extract from within some unsuspected wisdom.” In this, his largest collection of assorted prose, he brings generosity and insight to the works and lives of William Dean Howells, George Bernard Shaw, Philip Roth, Muriel Spark, and dozens more. Novels from outposts of postmodernism like Turkey, Albania, Israel, and Nigeria are reviewed, as are biographies of Cleopatra and Dorothy Parker. The more than a hundred considerations of books are flanked, on one side, by short stories, a playlet, and personal essays, and, on the other, by essays on his own oeuvre. Updike’s odd jobs would be any other writer’s chief work.
Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Provides such information as pay, perks, and downsides about unusual jobs that offer a way to make extra money.
Author: Sam Argent
Publisher: DSP Publications
Recovering drug addict and witch Jeremy Ragsdale’s lies are about to bite him in the ass. He must save a famous magician without his colleagues realizing his past deeds are responsible for the attacks.
Author: Elenor Fremont
Have you ever wondered... Who would wrangle roaches for a living? What in the world is a food stylist? And just how does a person become a professional armpit-sniffer? This book will show you all the strangest jobs around -- and introduce you to the real people who get paid to do them! Professional Funnyman Gator Aide Master Blaster Storm Chaser Professional Scary Guy Feather Guy Sound Effects Whiz Food Stylist Roller Coaster Designer Master Sniffer Muppet Exploder Bug Wrangler and Animal Handler
Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
Publisher: Cherry Lake
From the interesting and intriguing to the weird and wonderful Odd Jobs, Odor Tester is HIGH interest combined with a LOW level of complexity to help struggling readers along. The carefully written, considerate text will hold readers’ interest and allow for successful mastery, understanding, and enjoyment of reading about Odor Testers. Clear, full-color photographs with captions provide additional accessible information. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.
Author: Lensey Namioka
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Third Sister and her siblings try to help Eldest Brother, the most talented musician in the Yang family, find work to pay for a new violin.
Author: Nancy Rica Schiff
Presents portraits and profiles of sixty-five unique jobs in the United States, including a page turner, a bugler, a golf ball diver, and a doll doctor.
Author: Tony Duvert
This series of 23 satirically scabrous short texts introduces the reader to an imaginary French suburb via the strange, grotesque small-town occupations that defined a once reliable, now presumably vanished way of life. A catalog of job descriptions that range from the disgusting functions of "The Snot-Remover" and "The Wiper" to the shockingly cruel dramas enacted by "The Skinner" and "The Snowman," Odd Jobs evinces an outrageous, uncomfortable and savage sense of humor. Through these narratives somewhere between parody and prose poem, Duvert assaults parenthood, priesthood and neighborhood in this mock handbook to suburban living: Leave It to Beaver as written by William Burroughs. Tony Duvert (1945-2008) earned a reputation as the "enfant terrible" of the generation of French authors known for defining the postwar Nouveau Roman. Expelled from school at the age of 12 for homosexuality (and then put through a psychoanalytic "cure" for his condition), Duvert declared war on family life and societal norms through a controversial series of novels and essays (whose frequent controversial depictions of child sexuality and pedophilia often led his publisher to sell his works by subscription only). He won the Prix Medicis in 1973 for his novel Strange Landscape. His reputation faded in the 1980s, however, and he withdrew from society. He died in 2008.
Author: Simon Kent
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
This volume answers that annoying question: "Oh yeah, and who's going to pay you to do that?" as even the wackiest of jobs can become a reality if you know where to start. Taking a sideways look at the world of work, it offers advice on jobs which many will not have considered or dismissed as too fanciful. Grouped into logical sections (with jobs for techies, sporty types, would-be entertainers for example) the book provides a wealth of ideas, job descriptions, contact points, and even information on what the job could lead to. Whether you want to be a rickshaw runner, part of a bungee jump team or a hypnotherapist - your future is only as limited as your imagination. This edition also includes website links and further information - plus new ways to escape the daily grind.
Author: Nancy Rica Schiff
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
"A collection of 65 brand-new, gorgeously staged black and white portraits of people performing their odd jobs, and short descriptions of their work"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Following the success of the 1996 illustrated novel Hellboy: The Lost Army, Dark Horse commissioned writer Christopher Golden to gather some of the brightest creative lights in horror and mystery fictionBrian Hodge, Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy A. Collins, Greg Rucka, Chet Williamson, legendary horror/humor cartoonist Gahan Wilson, and many moreto produce a prose anthology of Hellboy short stories, presenting original tales of the world's greatest paranormal investigator. Illustrated by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
Author: Sarah Albee
’re a zookeeper: Explain to your new assistant how to feed the sharks. You’re an astronaut: Write in your travel journal about your latest trip to outer space. Write all about the oddest jobs.
Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.