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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Literary
  • Language:English
  • Pages:159
  • eBook ISBN:9781618421890

Secret Lives of the Unemployed

A Kind of Love Story

by Elizabeth Bartucci

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Three Brooklynites take themselves off the work grid and end up forging a more meaningful existence with each other and themselves.
"Liz Bartucci’s outstanding story-telling literally propels her brilliantly-rendered characters right off the page." - Book "We are the ones we have been waiting for..." Obama had said. If this were true, Lucy knew she was in big trouble... This is the story of three Brooklyn neighbors, who after a year of being unemployed, decide to stop looking for work and instead embark on a life of permanent hooky – only to find themselves and each other. Lucy, your 'tour guide' via her blog "Secret Lives...", begrudgingly accepts the friendship of her unemployable neighbors, Grey and Zac. Having lost hope and the desire to become part of the workforce again, the three decide to follow Zac’s proposal “to abandon the world like the world has abandoned us,” and embark on adventures that they only promised themselves that they would take when they were overworked desk jockeys. Funded by their Unemployment Checks and cashed out 401(k)s, the quirky team develop an unlikely friendship and an unplanned love triangle as they trip their plight–fantastic.
About the author
Liz Bartucci is a screenwriter and playwright. A graduate of the Actors Studio MFA Program, which she was awarded a full scholarship to attend, Liz went on to receive a highly coveted spot in the prestigious Walt Disney Studios/ABC Entertainment Writing Fellowship. Her screenplay, "You Never Know" was chosen from over 1200 entries. Her screenplay "Everything's Going To Be Alright" (which was nominated for the Emerging Narrative Award in the IFP Market Conference) is in development with Roadside and Cyan Pictures. Liz's plays have received productions in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Her screenplays have placed in major Screenplay Festivals such as the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Austin Heart of Film, Queens Film Festival, and the Chesterfield Film Project. Screenplays have also placed in Screenplay Contests such as American Gem, and Fade In Magazine. She is also a multiple Heidemann Award nominee (Actors Theatre of Louisville) and a recipient of the Walter E. Dakin Fellowship (Sewanee Writers Conference). Her play "Steve" is published in Smith & Kraus' The Best 10 Minute Plays (Contemporary Playwrights Series) Representation: Maura Teitelbaum, Abrams Artists NY
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