Max Barry Giveaway

It’s time for a little spring cleaning. And, I thought what better way to free up some shelf space than to have a little giveaway.

I’ve got two Max Barry books–Jennifer Government and Company–looking for a new home. Check ’em out*:

Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It’s a brave new corporate world, but you don’t want to be caught without a platinum credit card–as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she’s allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale–and everything must go.

With broad strokes, Barry satirizes corporate America in his third caustic novel, taking aim at corporations that turn people into cogs in a machine. A bitingly funny take on corporate life by the author of acclaimed bestseller JENNIFER GOVERNMENT. Nestled among Seattle’s skyscrapers, The Zephyr Holdings Building is a bleak rectangle topped by an orange-and-black logo that gives no hint of Zephyr’s business. Lack of clarity, it turns out, is Zephyr’s defining characteristic. No one has ever seen the CEO or glimpsed his office. Yet every day people clip on their ID tags, file into the building, sit at their desks, and hope that they’re not about to be outsourced.


If you think these books sound like something you, or someone you know, would enjoy reading, just leave a comment telling me about the worst job you’ve ever had (or just say “hi”). A winner will be randomly selected after midnight on Friday, March 19. That’s right…you have a little less than a week to enter.

Get to it. Tell your friends.

Sorry, only US/Canadian residents are eligible.

* Synopses courtesy of Barnes and Noble.


3 responses to “Max Barry Giveaway

  1. I spent a few weeks of the summer before my senior year building a fence in the Arizona summer sun. The thing about building the fence is that it involved digging 2-foot deep holes in caliche, this dense clay that pickaxes get stuck in. Overall, it took about an hour a hole and at over 50 holes it was a great time for minimum wage.

  2. My first and worst job was working as a lion mascot for a radio station. Yup, I was the gal in the creepy animal mascot suit. It was hot, sweaty, and I won’t even begin to tell you what the inside of the suit smelled like. Worst. Job. Ever.

  3. I’d enter to win these, but I’ve already read them both. For those entering, Barry is an awesome writer and these 2 books are fantastic. Also check out Syrup, his first novel. It’s another great read. I’ll let you get back to the contest now. Sorry to take up any space Dan.

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