Stacked’s Literary Survival Guide to Impending Economic Doom

I don’t know from the economy, but… whoa.   Also, gulp.

We at Stacked believe that the potential collapse of the world economy is no reason to read bad books.  In fact, if you choose the right reading material, you may end up a step ahead of everyone else in the breadline.  Take, for example:

1. Ironweed by William Kennedy–  A beautiful novel about a native son on the bum returning to Albany during the great depression. Full of great tips on landing odd jobs, securing a sufficient amount of rotgut, obtaining moral redemption, etc.

2. Riding Toward Everywhere by William T. Vollman– A book about Vollman’s recent experiences riding the rails.  You might want to get away from it all sometime, and you’re going to need to know how far out of town to jump on and off to avoid the railroad dicks.

3. The Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charles Papazian and/or Market Gardening: Growing and Selling Produce by Ric Staines- It’s never too late to launch and exciting new career in sales!

4. Mad Max– Okay, it’s not a book exactly (although it IS a foreign film).  Still, you might want to check it out for postapocalyptic driving and fashion tips.

Good luck everybody!

-Norm De Plume

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Published in: on September 29, 2008 at 3:41 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. If I’m not mistaken, Ironweed is also a critically acclaimed movie starring Jack Nicholson.

  2. As usual, you are not mistaken. However, it’s long out of print. I hope someone releases it before I’m forced to trade my DVD player for food.

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