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ISBN: 0679308105

ISBN13: 9780679308102

Chump Change

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Of course, working at the Cosmodemonic Broadcasting Corporation as a news writer is not David Henry's first choice for employment. But circumstances conspire against him--his parents won't lend him money, girls won't talk to him at parties, magazines won't pay him enough, and the rent is due. Feeling out of touch with his times--"Frankly, the 20th Century scares the shit out of me"--David Henry is often caught daydreaming, drink in hand, head in the...

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Some books are funny. And then there is Chump Change!

This book is simply hilarious. David Henry is no hero. In fact, he's probably one of the most flawed characters I've ever come across in any of the books I've read. Jobless, up to his eyeballs in debt, without a girlfriend and an all-out immature child of an adult -- he's fascinating and gets himself into situations that are so funny that I've had tears in my eyes. Take a character like that and put him on a quest to land a real job and find true love and you get "Chump Change".

David Eddie, Please write again, SOON!!!

If I were a woman in a Toronto bar, I'd stay far enough away from David Henry to be safe but keep close enough to fix a keen eye on him! To witness his escapades and get the added benefit of seeing the world through his twisted yet endearing outlook is a soul-soaring treat. The book gets a 10 on the laugh scale. (It was my husband's guffaws at reading the book that sparked my interest in the first place.) Everything from girlfriend "Kim, Gloria, or whatever" to the "Get it On" store are gifts of hilarity I hope reappear in subsequent novels by David Eddie. Encore, encore!

A quiet and reserved person with much to release.

There are many novels which attempt to be real and pertinent to every day life. However, many authors tend to write in fantasy situations. David Eddie has written about life experiences that every college graduate has gone through. Life is almost always harder in the "real world" than in the sheltered college environment, and this story shows one person's progress and journey between trying to make enough money to survive and actually keeping in line with goals that were not monetary in nature. This truly is an outstanding story!

Hilarious, engaging and also wise

This is a very, very funny book by an exciting new talent about the life & times of a lost young member of Generation X. ("We're a whole generation of late bloomers," he says. "At least, we hope we are.") But don't make the mistake of confusing author & protagonist, because the most impressive thing about this book, aside from its nonstop laughs, is the author's determined refusal to tolerate any excuses for his protagonist's mistakes and misdeeds.

David Eddie out Doug Couplands Doug Coupland

I enjoyed this book tremendously. David Eddie wrote a thoroughly engaging, clever novel. I was extremely impressed with Eddie's insight into the twentysomething experience. Everything from dodging college loan collectors to the dating and interpersonal scene to the largely unfulfilling career path. This is the book that Coupland's Microserfs tries to be.
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