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By J. R. Helton

The inconceivable quest for middle-class balance is hauntingly captured during this biting portrayal of forgotten America.

Weaving the brackish humor of Chuck Palahniuk with the empathy of Barbara Ehrenreich, J. R. Helton brings to existence an obscured underside of the yankee psyche during this unflinching account of lifestyles contained in the operating type of Texas within the Eighties. We first meet Helton as a suffering author succumbing to the grim truth of what it capacity to aid himself and a spouse. That depression is reworked into resilience as Helton insightfully narrates his wayward years, enduring hateful employers and mind-numbing guide hard work. alongside the way in which, he introduces us to the true humans toiling underneath the saccharine veneer of wealth that used to be the Reagan years: the bold and the lazy, the potheads and racists—as good as Vietnam vets too shaken to carry a paintbrush, deadbeat fathers straining to pay baby aid, and the informal assassin. uncooked and relocating, Bad Jobs and bad Decisions captures a microcosm of tattered the United States that straddles that risky line among destroy and redemption.

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