Unemployment

Unemployment

by Aaron Smith
     
 


Unemployment is the newest zine by Aaron Lake Smith of Big Hands fame. "There's nothing quite like the nagging doubt that accompanies a period of unemployment,"begins the zine and for the next 44 pages Aaron brings us along on his dark journey into the heart of the failing American empire. Whether touching on the allegorical implications of the… See more details below

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Unemployment is the newest zine by Aaron Lake Smith of Big Hands fame. "There's nothing quite like the nagging doubt that accompanies a period of unemployment,"begins the zine and for the next 44 pages Aaron brings us along on his dark journey into the heart of the failing American empire. Whether touching on the allegorical implications of the Spider-Man/Peter Parker character symbiosis, dreaming about a shameful meeting with a Christ-like Crimethinc author, or just roaming the recession-era streets, Aaron applies everything to the current economic slump and does so in prose that is tight, engaging, and downright hilarious. This little primer/per-zine is some timely stuff.

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“Aaron is truly gifted and a writer in his time.” —Razorcake

"In this thought-provoking, fun-sized zine, Aaron Lake Smith tackles the basic shittiness of joblessness (lack of money, lowered self-esteem and even the loss of comfort upon suddenly losing your daily routine), but he also- more interestingly- explores the paralyzing effects unemployment can have on one’s ability to really do anything at all."  —Askew Reviews

"Genuinely depressing ruminations on the debilitating effects of being without work. And the sad conclusion I reached after reading this: being smart and unemployed must be worse than being dumb and unemployed. Because just knowing the word 'purgatorial' makes your situation become more distinctively so." —Roctober

"This is one of those little pocket books that no one does better than Microcosm. You know how you sit at work and think, Man, if I didn't have to be here, I would be able to play in my band, take photos, publish my zine, maker some art or whatever you do? Will Aaron Smith finds himself unemployed and is a little pissed at himself that he doesn't do those things. He intelligently discussed how he is a little upset about how much of his self worth he places in his job. This is a great little book. It takes a detour in the last pages to talk about the hopes that people had at the time of the election of President Obama."  —410Media

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934620298
Publisher:
Microcosm Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition,Second Edition
Pages:
44
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 3.80(h) x 0.10(d)

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