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The Adventures of Unemployed Man

October 31, 2010 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The Adventures of Unemployed Man

Adentures of Unemployed Man book coverCome down to Busboys & Poets on Halloween to witness experience this action-packed story in The Adventures Of Unemployed Man—a fearless, brilliant, and provocative book that astounds with incisive wit and amazes with stunning insights into the desperate situation so many heroes find themselves in today.

Wear your favorite political superhero costume! Kids are welcome! How much is it? This is a recession, people — It’s FREE!!!

Main Street, USA — Against incredible odds, jobless crusader Unemployed Man and his sidekick Plan B embark on a heroic search for work—and quickly find themselves waging an epic battle against The Just Us League, a dastardly group of supervillains including The Human Rescource, The Outsourcer, Toxic Debt Blob, Pink Slip, and The Invisible Hand.

Epicly illustrated, the book features a number of Heroes For Hard Times, including perpetual grad student Master of Degrees, fix-it-with-tape Ducto, checkbook unbalancer Zilch, invisible worker Fantasma, and Wonder Mother, who built her invisible jet from pieces of the glass ceiling.

  • POW! A hilarious discussion of the book with the authors, Erich Origen and Gan Golan, also New York Times bestselling authors of Goodnight Bush!
  • BAM! An art show of mindblowing original artwork from the book!
  • KABOOOM! A comical costume contest — with you in it… and more!

The funniest political superhero/villain costumes will win a signed copy of the book and other prizes. The authors and their superhero friends will be on The National Mall for the Stewart/Colbert March to keep Fear Alive the day before (Oct 30) so look for them and feel free to join in!

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October 31, 2010
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Karen Dolan


Busboys & Poets – 14th & V
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
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