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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (972 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Kennedy Narrator: Dan Kennedy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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How do you land a sweet six-figure marketing gig at the hallowed record label known for having signed everyone from Led Zeppelin to Stone Temple Pilots? You start with a resume like Dan Kennedy's:

• Dressed up as a member of Kiss every Halloween
• Memorized Led Zeppelin IV at age ten
• Fronted a lip-sync band in junior high
• Worked as a college DJ while he was a college drop-out

In his outrageous memoir, McSweeney's contributor Kennedy chronicles his misadventures at a major record label. Whether he's directing a gangsta rapper's commercial or battling his punk roots to create an ad campaign celebrating the love songs of Phil Collins, Kennedy's in way over his head. And from the looks of those sitting around the boardroom, he's not alone. Egomaniacs, wackos, incompetents, and executive assistants who know more than their seven-figure bosses round out this power-ballad to office life and rock and roll.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ray Charbonneau | 2/16/2014

    " Humorus, ironic, lacking in character depth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Clive Young | 2/15/2014

    " He's an amusing writer, and it goes along quite speedily, but it builds and builds to...nothing. No catharsis, no eye-opening moment, no much anything. As a result, although it's a genial read, it adds up to snapshots of what he did for a few months at a job and nothing more. The segments (they can't really be called chapters) that take place after he's laid off are a detriment, too--they don't seem to have any connection to the rest of the book, feel like padding in order to hit a minimum word count and ultimately water down the book's effectiveness (which is a shame, 'cause I would've rated it a bit higher until the shambles that is the book's conclusion). If you're looking for a breezy, quick tour of the record industry, this should be stop number one, but for anything resembling insight, look elsewhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennie | 2/14/2014

    " Quick read. Funny at times, but not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Keri | 2/10/2014

    " Read this via audiobook. This book was very funny, which was compounded by the author's deadpan voice. "

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