Overqualified is an art project by Canadian writer Joey Comeau in which he wrote a series of cover letters as job applications to companies. The letters were . Overqualified Joey Comeau. ECW Press. 96 pp, $ “No tricks,” Raymond Carver famously advised, to which I always wanted to respond. Overqualified’s cover letters are like a slap in the face, but the slap is Ryan North, Dinosaur Comics “Joey Comeau’s Overqualified is Judy Blume s Are You .

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From inside the book. Joey Comeau represents a new style of writing that draws readers in and holds their interest.

It’s sad and fragmented and, in places, funny. I bought this book because for once, I had a little overqyalified, and because, for years, I’ve loved asofterworld. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I first read this book in Mayon a lazy afternoon at a friend’s house – it was their book and I just borrowed it to read.

He has a girlfriend named Susan whom he loves but whom he also wants to cheat on frequently. He continued to compose them, however, and post them on his Web site.


It’s a book with a lot of thought and messages, not all of which are on the surface and many of which just have to seep in through exposure.


We get up each day, we go to work each morning, we move on each night, we do what we must, although we may not do it particularly well. comeay

I cojeau wanted to experiment with type. I enjoyed them thoroughly for the humor and outlandishness and when I saw a book was coming out, I ordered it immediately.

Make These Machines Mean: Overqualified by Joey Comeau

The whole thing – funny, pointed, sad, moving – My housemate left her copy of this on the coffee table and I read it while waiting for my Chinese food to show up one night, which tells you how quick a read it is; but I was riveted enough that if they delivery had been five minutes earlier I might not have overqualigied the door.

Not with a letter like this. The Internet has tendrils in millions of homes, all through the country.

It leads the formal device to feel like a shoddy aluminum roof over the fiction rather than the steel I-beam girder that it should be.

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This book is freaking amazing. Read the letters online Buy the book from Topatoco Buy the book or ebook at Amazon Look at reader reviews on goodreads.

Jkey press the A button rhythmically, to control your breath, keep it even. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. And if somebody else is me, who is it?


Hilariously uncomfortable and totally flawed, Comeau’s job-seeking persona is not only funny but painfully charming as he inappropriately indulges in cathartic prose in cover letters.

Customers who bought this item also bought. However, I think I’ve finally reached a point where I can properly appreciate the unsettling and melancholy aspects of his work. This was one of the best books I have ever read. You write the same lies over and over again, listing the store-bought parts of yourself that you respect the least.

Jul 28, Melina Martin rated it it was amazing. And then one day a jofy comes out of nowhere, and suddenly everything changes and you don’t know if he’ll ever wake up. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Return to Book Page.

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Overqualified is a hilarious compilation of cover letters. The sheer originality of this book is a pure delight. You talk about your childhood and your sexual fantasies. Like jooey are there for you, just outside your grasp, but there nonetheless. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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