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Make Me Work: Stories

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With truth, wit, and a masterful high style, Lombreglia captures a varied cast of quirky characters who, with awkwardness, humor, and sometimes grace, struggle with tensions between creativity and commercialism, technology and humanity, alienation and connection.
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Published April 1st 1995 by Penguin Books (first published January 1994)
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Monica Madaus
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I've read both of his collections.

I suppose these stories are a little upbeat for contemporary tastes, or, as his twitter account suggests, even for contemporary events, but that's what I like about him.

I particularly liked the title story, "Make Me Work," where the protagonists have more interesting things to do than pursue a narrative of male jealousy very far.

I also liked "One Woman Blues Revival" not least for its recognition that not all baby boomers are affluent.
Sarah Winkley Vezeau
This was a recommendation from my sister-in-law, and I have to admit I liked reading the stories set in the Boston area.
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(So far the first story is set in Vermont.)
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