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Pencils Down, Faces Up

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James Benowski is freshly minted from college, full of ambition, and believes that he knows what he wants out of life. When he begins his career at a high-tech conglomerate in Dallas, Texas, he throws all of his energy into his work, but he quickly realizes that the skills he drew upon to excel in college are not all that it takes to succeed in the corporate world.

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Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 3rd 2012 by (AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON.COM) (first published July 13th 2012)
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I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.

The protagonist just didn't really do it for me. I suppose that my minimum knowledge of this workforce just didn't keep me interested. But it was by no means bad writing.
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reading the book is like walking down memory lane, as it brought imageries of not only the book's setting but also of a project I used to work on. I could well relate to the main character, and I remember having superiors who guided me and treated me like their own child or sibling. I also love that the story was focused on its intended topic and has less of a romantic side and an even lesser part of steamy scenes.
Michael C Brizic
Intriguing cerebral account of a young engineering professional entering corporate America. It could be said that it is a "coming of adult age" story with good suspense. The protagonist must leverage humble blue-collar work ethics and polish them into a more flexible white-collar acumen if he is to endure and accomplish his goals.
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Love the title of this book,
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Super boring :/
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Paul J. Bartusiak was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago. He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering, as well as a Juris Doctor. Over the years he has worked at Fortune 500 high-tech companies, first as an Engineer and then as a Corporate Attorney.

During his engineering career he worked on the radar seeker for the Harpoon missile, engaged in research involving energy bandgap
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