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Freaks Ive Met Spokane, Washington, Is Nearly Perfect For Most People, But Jack Fitzpatrick Is Not One Of Them Hours After Graduation And Armed With His Final Paycheck From His Nemesis, Mrs Pohlkiss, Jack Heads For Southern California Determined To Prove That Money Does Buy Happiness Thanks To A Lucky Run In With A Talent Agent A Few Weeks Earlier, Jack Has Loftier And Lucrative Dreams Than Minimum Wage In The Basement Of Nordstrom S But Once There, He Learns That Lofty Dreams Are A Dime A Dozen In The City Of Angels Broke, Barely Scraping By, And Hating His Life As A Temp, LA Is Definitely Not What Jack Expected But That Doesn T Mean He Is Going To Lay Down And Give Up Not Yet After Reading Best Paying Jobs Of In Newsweek Magazine, He Decides To Go After The Only One He Thinks He Has A Shot At Institutional Bond Broker Once Frustrated That His Dazzling Lack Of Experience Keeps Getting In The Way, Jack Is Ecstatic To Land A Job At Freedom Capital, A No Name Firm With A Hire Anybody Mentality Pumped To Be On His Way To His First Few Million, Jack Eagerly Engages In The Challenged Ethics Of His New Employer When A Series Of Innocent Events Lands Him In Prison, He S Sure Things Can T Get Any Worse He Would Be Wrong Funny, Scathing And Over The Top, Freaks I Ve Met Is An Adventure So Unlike Any Other, It Must Be Totally True

Chartered Financial Analyst and Gonzaga University alumnus, survivedthan twenty years in the institutional bond market and encounters with all kinds of freaks The author of several screenplays, he is currently working on his second novel He lives in Portland, Oregon with his two children.

10 thoughts on “Freaks Ive Met

  1. says:

    DISCLAIMER I received this book for free through the GoodReads giveaways.Despite scenes that have a hint of tragedy, this book made me laugh uncontrollably You cannot read this book without thinking of The Wolf of Wall Street, but that was crass and over the top while this feels humane and real which is quite ironic.Favourite quotes I was convinced that the proverb about money not buying happiness was written by a rich guy who didn t want you to feel bad because you didn t have any I d DISCLAIMER I received this book for free through the GoodReads giveaways.Despite scenes that have a hint of tragedy, this book made me laugh uncontrollably You cannot read this book without thinking of The Wolf of Wall Street, but that was crass and over the top while this feels humane and real which is quite ironic.Favourite quotes I was convinced that the proverb about money not buying happiness was written by a rich guy who didn t want you to feel bad because you didn t have any I didn t want fine I wanted to be somebody Somebody with plenty of money He looked so boring I didn t dare get too close to him for fear he d snatch part of my brain They were in charge of the privilege of staying and the joy of firing Sorry, Jack I really needed to hit rock bottom before I could dust myself off Those rich guys were right Money can t buy happiness, because happiness is everywhere It s free, like air

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    It is 1987, and in a matter of a few hours after graduation, Jack Fitzpatrick leaves Spokane, and heads for Los Angeles, hoping to find the proverbial pot of gold when he takes a modeling job Going weirdly awry, the twenty one year old hightails it out of Washington, moving in with one of his college roommates Things go awry once again, and Jack has no choice but to find another job Various temp jobs go belly up, and cold calling for a stockbroker leaves little hope for cold, hard cash When It is 1987, and in a matter of a few hours after graduation, Jack Fitzpatrick leaves Spokane, and heads for Los Angeles, hoping to find the proverbial pot of gold when he takes a modeling job Going weirdly awry, the twenty one year old hightails it out of Washington, moving in with one of his college roommates Things go awry once again, and Jack has no choice but to find another job Various temp jobs go belly up, and cold calling for a stockbroker leaves little hope for cold, hard cash When Jack s first bona fide, yet precarious, job selling bonds provides enough skills for him to quit and try for big time investing in San Francisco, Jack has no idea that he is in for the freakiest time of his life.Donald Jans spins a hilarious, laugh until you cry story in his memoir ish debut novel Jans first person narrative features Jack, an adventurous young man, who is surrounded by the strangest of the strange Replete with a colorful cast, Jans characters fit the stereotype of freaks many which fill deprecating, self absorbed, sex driven roles A few among the flurry of most memorable characters are Mrs Pohlkiss, Jack s infamous neighbor Dexter, his college roommate and best friend and Fat Wyatt, one of Jack s co workers Of particular interest is the way Jans uses his cast all foiled characters to force Jack to ultimately do something substantial with his life Incorporating one uncomfortable scenario after the other, Jack has to constantly re evaluate his life choices.Jans writing style is laced with irreverent verbiage, which nicely accentuates the off the chart, funny scenes Great examples are found in incidents with Mrs Manchester s Dexter s mom pristine white couch, with Rockwell s computer system, and in the unforgettable elevator scene with Fat Wyatt Readers will definitely have to put the book down for a while to gain composure after reading that last mentioned entry absolutely hands down side splitting Chapter after chapter combines bizarre and unsuspecting situations with Jack s desperate attempts to fit in, and become a real somebody.A great mix of comedy, set within a coming of age plot, Freak I ve Met is without a doubt top rate humor that not only has the potential of reaching a wide audience, but also of becoming a best seller.Originally posted on San Francisco Book Review Anita Lock, Book Reviewer

  3. says:

    I won this as part of the good reads giving away What an amazing book well written and definitely leaves you smiling, also made me chuckle in places Highly recommended

  4. says:

    I won this book at goodreads.comthank you This is a dark comedy about recent college graduate Jack who leaves his hometown in Spokane and his attempts at becoming a millionaire in Los Angeles and the freaks he meets along the way This is a hilarious laugh out loud story with a dark undertone that blends seamlessly and keeps you turning the pages until you reach the surprising end It s hard to believe that this is the author s debut novel and I m looking forward tofrom Donald Jans H I won this book at goodreads.comthank you This is a dark comedy about recent college graduate Jack who leaves his hometown in Spokane and his attempts at becoming a millionaire in Los Angeles and the freaks he meets along the way This is a hilarious laugh out loud story with a dark undertone that blends seamlessly and keeps you turning the pages until you reach the surprising end It s hard to believe that this is the author s debut novel and I m looking forward tofrom Donald Jans He has written three screenplays and I might give them a try I highly recommend Freaks I ve Met to anyone who wants to read a crazy good book

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    Don t be put off by its title, Freaks I ve Met is actually a very funny and honest novel about a young adult s journey to make it big in life Carrying similar themes to Tinker and Blue, it s a book that anyone can find at least one relatable thing in that they can connect with themselves.

  6. says:

    Unbelievably non stop funny adventures while job hunting The time spent with Dexter and Mrs Manchester was hilarious.

  7. says:

    Jack has just graduated and is leaving Spokane behind and he sees no reason that he shouldn t become wealthy and famous in short order But then he has to deal with life in L.A and it doesn t seem so easy This is a very well written, hilarious tale of Jack s life and well, the freaks he met And there were a few With thanks to Kirkus and the author for my copy to read and review.

  8. says:

    From the very first page of Don Jans debut novel, I became Jack Fitzpatrick s biggest cheerleader Even though I had my doubts that our narrator would succeed in finding fame and fortune in LA after leaving his Spokane, Washington roots, I was rooting for him the whole time I was charmed by Jack s naivete and eagerness and absolutely enchanted by his self deprecating humor in the midst of his many, many bizarre encounters I literally laughed out loud throughout the entirety of this witty jou From the very first page of Don Jans debut novel, I became Jack Fitzpatrick s biggest cheerleader Even though I had my doubts that our narrator would succeed in finding fame and fortune in LA after leaving his Spokane, Washington roots, I was rooting for him the whole time I was charmed by Jack s naivete and eagerness and absolutely enchanted by his self deprecating humor in the midst of his many, many bizarre encounters I literally laughed out loud throughout the entirety of this witty journey into the world of temporary jobs, financial endeavors, and the uproarious, freakish characters that Jack meets along the way.Jans use of the character of Mrs Pohnkiss, his condescending and haughty neighbor, throughout the novel as an impetus for his determination to forge on in his pursuit of happiness is brilliant Her eventual comeuppance and the absolute hilarity of the final pages at the end of the novel provide the reader with a profusion of humor mixed with a profound poignancy that we share with Jack as he realizes what is truly important in life.Fasten your seat belts, readers, as Jans takes you on a wildly humorous, bawdy, and boisterous ride through a young man s search for acceptance, for accreditation, and for the resolution that we all seek for ourselves

  9. says:

    Was like the sequel to A Catcher in the Rye complete with the irritating overly judgemental and egotistical protagonist from what I remember I haven t read that book for 25 years It was funny, crude in places, always entertaining I let the finance speak wash over me as he may as well have been speaking Russian I thought maybe by the end I might get the gist of what bonds are about, but alas, no It was a good read I was left smiling.

  10. says:

    This book was Hilarious I loved every bit of it I am an avid fan of humour books, and this one was one of my favorites that i have recently read Donald Jans is a wonderful author and I really look forward to readingof his work

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