Recommended Reading: Overqualified

The Mindful Bard: Books, Music, and Film to Wake Up Your Muse and Help You Change the World

Wanda Waterman
The Voice Magazine: Volume 22 Issue 15 2014-04-11

Book: Overqualified

Author: Joey Comeau

Publisher: ECW Press

“The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.”
-Stanley J. Randall

There’s something so captivating about stories told through a series of missives. Just hark back to Up the Down Staircase, an utterly engaging novel manifested in a series of inter-office memos, notes, and teacher’s reports in an inner-city high school. And who could forget Griffin and Sabine, an enchanting lonely-hearts-club love story told in a series of letters and handmade postcards?

But it’s not an easy feat to pull off because letters, at least on the surface, are a dull literary vehicle. And which kind of letter is the dullest you can imagine?

Overqualified, of all things, is a series of cover letters for job applications. (Read the article here.)

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