Dec 27, 10
Read in December, 2010
As a former urban adjunct with a similar work schedule to the main character, I really appreciated this book. I think he really nails the peculiar social isolation and despair of adjunct life - it's exciting to see in print, and also quite depressing. In particular, Duffy - who is working several jobs and being paid quite poorly - still feels lucky in some ways, and very guilty when he encounters the city's homeless and poor - something that I too experienced as an adjunct in New York City.
The only thing I disliked about this book was the excessive maleness of it all (the protagonist seems excessively concerned with sex and pooping) but the author pokes fun at that with references to Duffy's love of the "loser male genre," so even that aspect is well done.