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A factory job: Good benefits, fair pay, job security—it all sounds pretty decent to Corey Russell, who only wants to escape the tribulations of waitressing while pursuing her true passion—an obscure branch of meteorology. A storm chaser at heart, Corey begins her new job as an assembler, settling into a life of soldering circuit boards, torquing screws, and testing ...more
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Published (first published April 3rd 2011)
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J.A. Beard
Oct 12, 2011 J.A. Beard rated it really liked it
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A Highly Technickel Memoir
Author: Shoshana Sumrall Frerking
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Rating: 4 Stars


A "vanity" degree ends up pushing Corey Russell away from her dream meteorology job at the NOAA and instead to a Nebraska factory. A bit of snark, determination, and nosiness soon lead her to the discovery of magic, but in this factory, only Authorized Personnel are supposed to know about that. Being a smart-ass might is probably not
Julie Dawson
Jan 28, 2016 Julie Dawson rated it really liked it
Remember your first day on the job? Those awkward introductions with co-workers? Getting lost going to the cafeteria? Stumbling into top secret meetings and learning that your employer actually works for some bizarre group of magicians trying to prevent the end of the world? Oh, wait, that last part didn't happen to you?

Shoshana Sumrall Frerking's A Highly Technickel Memoir follows Corey Russell, a highly overeducated young woman struggling to find a career and not choke her obnoxious fiancée in
Jul 27, 2011 Kim rated it it was amazing
A Highly Technickel Memoir is a book unlike anything I have read in many years and I loved every second of the story. It was quirky and witty and completely engaging from the very beginning. There was a tremendous blend of fun and whimsy and humor, right along with some sadness, darkness, and pain. Together it was an incredibly fun read that I truly loved. It was written in the form of a memoir, as the title suggests, that the employers mandated their employees write after a year in their job. ...more
Jul 29, 2011 Katy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all who like reading, esp. sci-fi/fantasy fans & fans of thrillers/suspense
Recommended to Katy by: Shoshana Sumrall Frerking
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Corey Russell has a highly unusual degree as an atmospheric navigational prognosticators – she studied a highly unusual degree in university. She has lived in Lincoln, Nebraska her whole life – raised by her father after her mother was killed in a drunk driving accident when Corey was 6. Now affianced to Ronnie, the son of the man who owns the DownHome Kitchens restaurants – where she worked for many years – she has decided to try something different, so she is working at NIC in the assembly ...more
Jul 06, 2011 Coral rated it it was amazing
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