The Resource Seemed like a good idea at the time, David Goodwillie, (ebook)

Seemed like a good idea at the time, David Goodwillie, (ebook)

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Seemed like a good idea at the time
Title
Seemed like a good idea at the time
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David Goodwillie
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fresh out of college and following a brief and disastrous stint playing minor league baseball, David Goodwillie moves to New York intent on making his mark as a writer. Arriving in Manhattan in the mid-nineties, Goodwillie quickly falls into one implausible job after another. He becomes a private investigator, imagining himself as a gumshoe, a hired gun-only to realize that he's more adept at bungling cases than at solving them. When, in his stint as a freelance journalist, he unveils the Mafia in a magazine expos<U+00da>, he succeeds only in becoming a target of their wrath. As a copywriter for a sports auction house, he imagines documenting the great histories hidden in priceless artifacts but finds himself forced to write about a lock of Mickey Mantle's hair. Even when he seems to break through, somehow becoming the sports expert at Sotheby's auction house-appearing on major news networks, raking in a hefty salary-he's lured away by the promise of Internet millions...just in time for the dot-com crash. Teeming with the vibrancy of a city in hyperdrive, Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time recounts a dizzying and enthralling search for authenticity in a cynical, superficial-and suddenly dangerous-age. In his heartbreaking and hilarious struggle to become a big-city writer, Goodwillie becomes something more: an important voice of the lost generation he so elegantly describes
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1972-
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Goodwillie, David
Dewey number
974.7/044/092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Goodwillie, David
  • Authors, American
  • Private investigators
  • Baseball
  • Sports
  • Auctions
  • Internet industry
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Seemed like a good idea at the time, David Goodwillie, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781565128286
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11688566
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11688566
System control number
MWT11688566
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Seemed like a good idea at the time, David Goodwillie, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781565128286
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11688566
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11688566
System control number
MWT11688566
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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