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The Terrible, Horrible, Temp-to-Perm Debacle

The Terrible, Horrible, Temp-to-Perm Debacle

Book Two in the Just Make a Choice! Series

Just Make a Choice! (Volume 2)

Bob Powers

St. Martin's Griffin



Trade Paperback


In this book, you, the reader, get to be the main character in an exciting tale of blackmail and corporate espionage. You're an alcoholic temp with a dream of one day being a celebrated novelist. Unfortunately, you drink too much. When you wake up from a blackout, you discover you've been framed for murder. Someone wants you to take a permanent job, and he's ready to blackmail you into doing it. What will you do? Will you turn yourself over to the cops and write a memoir about being wrongly imprisoned? Will you go perm and enjoy the benefits of health care? Or will you escape into the sewers and live with the Mole People? The choice is yours!

If you want to just surrender and go to jail, turn to page 6.

If you want to hide by blending in with a group of 9/11 conspiracy theorists, turn to page 160.

If you'd like to let Haviland Payne, CEO of SkoolKidz Uniformz, have her way with you, turn to page 73.

If you want to see how the whole situation gets resolved on page 181, turn to page 181.


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Praise for The Terrible, Horrible, Temp-to-Perm Debacle

“You are a miserable excuse for a person if you don't buy this hilarious book. Bob Powers is some kind of comedy genius or something. Frankly, I'm scared.” —Paul Feig, creator of the TV series "Freaks and Geeks" and author of Superstud, on YOU ARE A MISERABLE EXCUSE FOR A HERO

“There are page turners and then there are page turners. This wonderful, pathetic tale left me wanting more pages.” —Zach Galifianakis on YOU ARE A MISERABLE EXCUSE FOR A HERO

“No one I know writes so funny and so sad at the same time better than Bob Powers. If you're willing to take a chance and jump into his twisted mind, you're in for a delicious, cringe-inducing treat.... This book is like those great 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books we read as kids, if the pain and soul-crushing responsibility of adulthood had infested the whole thing.” —Bryan Tucker, writer for "Chappelle's Show" and "Saturday Night Live", on YOU ARE A MISERABLE EXCUSE FOR A HERO

“As I read Bob Powers' 'Just Make a Choice!' adventure, I endeavored to choose honestly, according to my own ethics and beliefs. Unfortunately, this resulted in babies being aborted, people being murdered, unspeakable debauchery and multiple dead-end jobs, just like my real life!” —John Roderick, lead singer/songwriter, The Long Winters, on YOU ARE A MISERABLE EXCUSE FOR A HERO

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About the author

Bob Powers

BOB POWERS is the author of Happy Cruelty Day! and You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero, Book One in the Just Make a Choice! series. He lives in New York City.

Bob Powers

Bob Powers

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St. Martin's Griffin

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