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A satirical telling of the author's experiences as a Drivers Ed instructor.
[Adult (non-fiction) - satirical memoir] A CoolBeat Original Publication.
Edited by: Marco Fleener
Cover by: Kristen Tuttle
Being an instructor for a private Drivers Education company sounded like the launch of a career that would last a lifetime... Not! Thomas's 'carma', was a short, but colorful, stint in the instructor's seat. Here the author learned more than he wanted about driving cars better suited for the junk yard, nice kids with angry parents, suburban angst, and being a buckled-in therapist. It's an irreverent account of one man's descent from hope to a struggle to escape the chaos of subprime suburbia. Life in the Slow Lane celebrates the humor, resolve, and intelligence teenagers use to survive the dysfunctional world their elders have created. Let's just say, they were lucky to have Thomas controlling the brakes.
Thomas M. Sullivan lives in Seattle, Washington, and became "long-term unemployed" well before it became widely popular. His writing has appeared in such venues as Word Riot, 3AM Magazine, Dogmatika, and The Externalist.
Thomas is a long time teacher well acquainted with the murky and lightly regulated world of private vocational education. Following graduation from Washington State University he worked as an instructor for a company in Seattle teaching software to adults in retraining. This company blew apart fabulously following a Mommie Dearest style standoff between the mother/daughter ownership team. The next educational company Thomas worked for, was shut down following a federal investigation into student loan fraud and a class action lawsuit by former students and teachers.
Those companies you see on the evening news, the ones where students and faculty show up one day to find a hand-written note on the door, just above the padlocks? Thomas has been there and done that and lived to tell the tale again in "Life in the Slow Lane".
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Audiobook is in immediately downloadable MP3 format.
Size = 428Mb. A broadband connection is recommended.
Audience = Adult 16+
Non-Fiction Subject = Satirical Memoir
BIC = BM (Memoirs)
DDC = 920 (History, geography, and biography / Biography, genealogy, insignia)
BISAC = HUM010000 (HUMOR / Topic / Business & Professional)
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