September 6, 2013

Washing Cars & Wasting Time by John C. Oliva

Washing Cars & Wasting Time by John C. Oliva
Publication Date: March 2013
Categories: Personal Memoirs, Essays
Source: John C. Oliva 

Have you ever been given the impromptu offer to buy a crossbow from a random stranger? Has your life ever been threatened over $1.75 in quarters? Can you say that you have ever been so bored that sifting through broken glass and cigarette butts constituted an accepted pastime? Those are just a sampling of the many adventures that I had while working as an attendant at Speedee Car Wash in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Despite all of the abrasive customers; cold, tiring winter hours; hot, boredom-filled, and even longer summer hours, I got some great stories to tell out of those years. And they are compiled here in Washing Cars & Wasting Time. Oh yeah...and we managed to wash a couple of cars amidst all of the chaos as well.

About John
My Giffy Thoughts:

This memoir is set in Wisconsin. That makes this Wisconsinite happy.

If this graphic doesn't remind you of your MySpace days...well then you're too damn young

John tells some hilarious tales about his days working at his family's car wash.

I was doing a whole lot of this. Maybe a bit less creepily. 

You honestly wouldn't believe some of the people he had to deal with.

Ha ha. Dummy.

Should you buy it? Should you read it? Should I share a signed copy with one you? 

Leave a comment telling me why you'd like to win this book. I'll draw a name at random in a week or so.