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100 Bullshit Jobs... and How to Get Them

(2006)
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The scholarly discipline of Bullshit Studies has blossomed in the last several years, fertilized by a number of critical works on the subject and the growing importance of the issue across a wide range of professions. Now, best-selling author and lifelong practitioner Stanley Bing enters the field with a comprehensive look at the many attractive jobs now available to those who are serious about their bullshit and prepared to dedicate their working life to it.

What, Bing inquires, do a feng shui consultant, new media executive, wine steward, department store greeter, and Vice President of the United States have in common? What, too, are the actual duties performed by a McKinsey consultant? Other than sitting around making people nervous? Could that possibly be his core function? Likewise, what does an aromatherapist actually do, per se? Sniff things and rub them on people, for big fragrant bucks? Is that all?

The answer in all cases is "Yes." They all have bullshit jobs.

These few, of course, are just the beginning. Across the length and breadth of this shrinking globe, skillful bullshit artists have secured pleasant, lucrative employment, and are enjoying themselves more than you are. In virtually every occupation, from Advertising to Yoga Franchising, lucky individuals who "work" in these coveted positions enjoy the best lives imaginable -- they are paid well, they rarely break a sweat, and their professions are highly respected, because nobody really knows what they do.

At once funny, useful, and tolerably philosophical, this groundbreaking work takes a close look at 100 bullshit jobs -- the money they bring with them, the actual tasks and activities involved (if any), and famous and successful examples of each position, who will provide the neophyte with inspiration. Most crucially, Bing goes on to offer what others so far have not--a clear, concise strategy to help job-seekers at every level reach for that brass ring, knowing full well that it may be attached to the nose of a bull.

    

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Hardback Editions

May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: 100 Bullshit Jobs...And How to Get Them
Author(s): Stanley Bing
ISBN: 0-06-073479-5 / 978-0-06-073479-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperBusiness
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: 100 Bullshit Jobs...And How to Get Them
Author(s): Stanley Bing
ISBN: 0-06-073480-9 / 978-0-06-073480-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Audio Editions

May 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: 100 Bullshit Jobs...And How to Get Them
Author(s): Stanley Bing
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: 100 Bullshit Jobs...And How to Get Them
Author(s): Stanley Bing
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: 100 Bullshit Jobs...And How to Get Them CD
Author(s): Stanley Bing
ISBN: 0-06-112167-3 / 978-0-06-112167-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA