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Big Deal: On Being Famous to Almost No One

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For the past six years, I have been flown all over the world, put up in great hotels, fed great dinners, introduced to amazing people, offered a microphone, and paid for taking it. And this has been great; I won’t lie. But this microcosmic form of fame comes with baggage just like that other, much bigger kind, and I have learned just how bad things can get when you claim a ...more
Kindle Edition, 89 pages
Published August 15th 2011
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Robert Hoekman, Jr is a user experience designer and consultant who is best known for his books about interface design, Designing the Obvious and Designing the Moment. His self-published book Big Deal: On Being Famous to Almost No One tackles a far more personal subject. In Big Deal Hoekman, Jr recounts his rise to the top of the web design field, and describes how his craving for professional notoriety eventually devastated his personal friendships, marriage, and sense of self worth.

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Apr 09, 2012 Martin Röll rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: web people. people aspiring to write biography.
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I enjoyed this. The author wrote the book in 30 days and this is what it reads like: A life story told vividly. (It's also seems well edited - not "rough" or edgy in any way. I read it fluently and with joy.) It is interesting to follow Robert along as he becomes a professional and rises to fame. It is interesting to see how it turns for him. I found it brave how honest he writes about his emotions and his relationship.

The constant self-analysis and altklug voice that goes "this is what I was wh
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I gave a full review on the Amazon page for this. The book deeply resonated with me and I read it in one sitting.
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Robert Hoekman, Jr, is the author of the Amazon bestseller Designing the Obvious (1st and 2nd edition), Designing the Moment, and Web Anatomy (coauthored by Jared Spool). He has also written dozens of articles for web-industry sites including Adobe, A List Apart, Peachpit, and InformIT.

Robert is a passionate and outspoken user experience specialist who has worked with Adobe, MySpace, Dodge, Crafts
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