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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Don’t let the format put you off, for Joey Comeau makes the reading of cover letters a pure blast! A real story unfolds in these pages, about a departed brother and the sibling left behind. Those elements make Overqualified read like a long, sad book of poetry, and the overall effect is breathtaking. Joey Comeau represents a new style of writing that draws readers in and holds their interest. This was one of the best books I have ever read.

To ask other readers questions about Overqualifiedplease sign up. One of the season’s most remarkable books. Unfortunately, they couldn’t see it because they couldn’t look beyond my resume, which doesn’t feature a bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in the field, other than a little freelancing.

You don’t really know a lot of people overqualifidd it feels like you do, because even though they have no idea who you are you still follow their lives -or the bits they are willing to share- and in some strange way you feel like you know them.


See all 59 reviews. I have that feeling about Joey Comeau. 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. This book has a larger purpose. There is nothing censored in this book; the author exposes his feelings in the jofy way which, in turn hits every one of the reader’s most sensitive nerves as well.

josy You tell impolite jokes. All I can say is that I don’t think there is anyone out there who wouldn’t be affected in some way by his work. Please try again later.

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There could be eggs anywhere in your body. You get out of bed in the morning, and when you sit down to write another paint-by-numbers cover letter, something entirely different comes out.

Make These Machines Mean: Overqualified by Joey Comeau

joeey Jun 03, Kevin Fanning rated it really liked it. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. You could imagine a hiring manager at GE seeing the letter, frowning, reading it, and maybe actually feeling something before letting it fall into the recycling box.


And if somebody else is me, who is it? When it arrived, I knew that it would be a relatively quick read, but I didn’t expect to read it all in one sitting.

You tell impolite jokes. Comeau certainly has a gift with language.

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Overqualified started as a series of crazy job application letters that I actually sent to companies. I feel exploited, emotionally, in the best way possible. Jul overqialified, Matthew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Both of them tearing open, bright and bleeding, eyes wide. I’ve always liked the dark humor of the webcomic, and the concept comeak this new book sounded very similar to my own, so I decided that I had to read it.

And by gimmick fiction I mean novels which have some organizing aesthetic device though which the story is told. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

If you’re feeling sad and blue, just read one at random. Jun 20, Peter Darbyshire added it.