Unsung Heroes of American Industry

Unsung Heroes of American Industry Worm farms pearl button making chicken processing pornography and beauty pageantry These quirky cottage industries hold the potential to make fortunes though its likely that theyll lead to bankru

  • Title: Unsung Heroes of American Industry
  • Author: Mark Jude Poirier
  • ISBN: 9780786868278
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Worm farms, pearl button making, chicken processing, pornography, and beauty pageantry These quirky cottage industries hold the potential to make fortunes, though its likely that theyll lead to bankruptcy and shattered dreams And here, Mark Jude Poirier introduces the mists and visionaries who embody the aspirationsand frequently the lunacyof the North American entrWorm farms, pearl button making, chicken processing, pornography, and beauty pageantry These quirky cottage industries hold the potential to make fortunes, though its likely that theyll lead to bankruptcy and shattered dreams And here, Mark Jude Poirier introduces the mists and visionaries who embody the aspirationsand frequently the lunacyof the North American entrepreneur.

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    1. August 2012I read Mark Jude Poirier's excellent collection Naked Pueblo several years ago and immediately added Unsung Heroes to my to-read list. Spent the longest time looking for a copy in bookstores before I realized I could just get it from the library. Good idea. This one may not be a keeper. Forget good, bad, and ugly. These stories are more about The Good, the Not Bad, and the Christ-that's-just-depressing.Good:"Buttons": A family business built on buttons, grown on chickens, and destroye [...]

    2. For such a quick read, I really didn't want this book to end. Mark Jude Poirier is one of the very few authors that I have found that really does short stories right! I got everything I needed from these stories and found myself even loving even the most undesirable of the characters. I am excited to read the rest of his collection!

    3. The perfect book for people with short attention spansry easy to pick up and put down but consistently holds your attention. At times witty and poignant, this collection of stories is easy to take in and leaves you with a pleasant after taste.

    4. Had read two of these stories in journals. “Pageantry” and “A Note on the Type” are my favorites. Sexual and perverse and real—like life.

    5. A collection of five short stories. None of them are terribly interesting. I'm a fan of Poirier's other work, so this one was a bit of a letdown for me.

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