”An engaging serial about three Brooklyn neighbors who take themselves off the work grid.” – Manhattan Users Guide
"We are the ones we have been waiting for..." Obama had said. If this were true, Lucy knew she was in big trouble...
This is the story of three Brooklyn neighbors, who after a year of being unemployed, decide to stop looking for work and instead embark on a life of permanent hooky – only to find themselves and each other.
Lucy, your 'tour guide' via her blog "Secret Lives...", begrudgingly accepts the friendship of her unemployable neighbors, Grey and Zac. Having lost hope and the desire to become part of the workforce again, the three decide to follow Zac’s proposal “to abandon the world like the world has abandoned us,” and embark on adventures that they only promised themselves that they would take when they were overworked desk jockeys.
Funded by their Unemployment Checks and cashed out 401(k)s, the quirky team develop an unlikely friendship and an unplanned love triangle as they trip their plight–fantastic.
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About the Author
Her screenplay "Everything's Going To Be Alright" (which was nominated for the Emerging Narrative Award in the IFP Market Conference) is in development with Roadside and Cyan Pictures.
Liz's plays have received productions in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.
Her screenplays have placed in major Screenplay Festivals such as the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Austin Heart of Film, Queens Film Festival, and the Chesterfield Film Project. Screenplays have also placed in Screenplay Contests such as American Gem, and Fade In Magazine. She is also a multiple Heidemann Award nominee (Actors Theatre of Louisville) and a recipient of the Walter E. Dakin Fellowship (Sewanee Writers Conference).
Her play "Steve" is published in Smith & Kraus' The Best 10 Minute Plays (Contemporary Playwrights Series)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The style of this book was unique. You don’t find many books that are written first person diary form anymore. But even saying that, it wasn’t quite like that either. At first I thought it was just a poorly written manuscript and that it bounced around. Then I realized it was done that way on purpose to draw the audience into the life of the characters and make them your best friend. It worked. I suffered along with the characters and enjoyed every minute of it. Been there, done that came to my head a lot. But she handled things way different than I would have which sometimes put me against her. At times I had trouble staying with this book but wanted to see how it would end, as apparently the author did! I found some profound dialog and some that made no sense at all. But all the way, I felt it was a believable story and one that most of us that have suffered unemployment have experienced. I wouldn’t take this as a story that happens to everyone but it has association points and for that it’s a good read.
Secret lives of the UI takes us on a journey through the protagonist's life after getting laid off from her job. Watch her ride herd on the laptop jockeys at the coffee shop. See her find love, lose it and find it elsewhere along the way, with a cast of quirky characters similar to "Garden State". It will leave you realizing the quiet voice inside is sometimes the only one you should listen to.