Bullshit Jobs (Simon & Schuster)

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Please purchase tickets here

Tickets for entry are: 
-Individual tickets to include a copy of Bullshit Jobs at $30 (or $27 for members)
-A pair of tickets and one copy of Bullshit Jobs at $40 (or $37 for members)
-For the member discount code, click "enter password or discount code" for ticket listing. Code will be the first part of the email address you used to sign up, before the @. Seating will be GA, first come, first served. 

From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences.

Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After a million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer.

There are millions of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs.

Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation.

Praise for Bullshit Jobs

"One of our most important and provocative thinkers...”—Cory Doctorow

"A brilliant, deeply original political thinker…”—Rebecca Solnit

“Graeber is an American anthropologist with a winning combination of talents: he’s a startlingly original thinker...able to convey complicated ideas with wit and clarity."—The Telegraph (UK)

“A master of opening up thought and stimulating debate."—Slate

“Graeber wants us to unshackle ourselves from the limits imposed by bureaucracy, precisely so we can actually get down to openly and creatively arguing about our collective future."—NPR

David Graeber is a Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is the author of DEBT: The First 5,000 Years, and a contributor to Harper’sThe Guardian, and The Baffler. He lives in London.

Photo by Marijan Murat

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist and journalist — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of many books, most recently Walkaway, a novel for adults, In Real Life, a graphic novel; Information Doesn't Want to be Free, a book about earning a living in the Internet age, and Homeland, a YA sequel to Little Brother.

Photo by Jonathan Worth

CAN'T ATTEND? Please purchase a copy of Bullshit Jobs by calling the store at (323) 660-1175 or ordering online at www.skylightbooks.com. We'll do our best to get it signed for you. (Just be sure to click the purple "Signed Copy" button on the next screen once you add the book to your cart.) You  may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027