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Ever fantasized about quitting your job and starting over? Prioleau Alexander did just that. Here is his laugh-out-loud funny, endearing, and humbling exploration of life at minimum wage. Alexander walked away from a lucrative career as an advertising executive, seeking a life like that dude on Kung Fu.”

Over the next year, he worked minimum-wage jobs as a pizza deliveryman, ice cream scooper, construction worker, ER tech, fast food jockey, and even cowboy on a Montana dude ranch. He reveals a side of America that is rarely seen and questions the stale white-collar notions of a deeper, more meaningful life beyond the cubicle. In You Want Fries With That? Prioleau explores life at minimum wage and proves unequivocally that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

©2013 Prioleau Alexander (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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No Thank You, But I’ll Have Some Eye Contact and a Smile....

My goal was to kill some Covid time by listening while I plodded through my next household project. I soon realized that I was smiling and nodding, laughing, then shaking my head in sympathy and understanding. Without being preachy Alexander, a skilled storyteller, deftly had me walking in the shoes of the guy behind the counter, the fellow delivering the pizza, the “technician” changing and cleaning the bedpan, and so on. Last week the surgery center where I had my cataracts zapped temporarily misplaced my clothes containing my credit card, driver’s license, and cell phone. I don’t want to think about my likely reaction prior to reading“French Fries. ” I recognized the despair in the eyes of the nurse when she tried to apologize. Read this book: you’ll see PEOPLE rather than mere shadowy forms behind masks. (Plus Marantz is an excellent narrator)

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"Dirty jobs" meets Dennis Miller

This book is outstanding. I was laughing so hard and so often I would get funny looks in traffic. It was tremendously interesting to hear about things from this perspective and great to think about the author going through all of this stuff and learning along the way. Highly recommended.

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Don't believe the one stars

This is a hilarious book! People giving it one star must not understand humor. He looked for the worst in low paying jobs and found the best. People are special and he can't hack it.

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You Want Fries with That?

This was hilarious. The reader has the perfect voice and delivery was perfect. This book is a fun read with plenty of good belly laughs.

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very entertaining

I laughed thru most of the book. I have done many of the jobs he did and he nailed it.

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So funny

I did not expect to hear so much humor. Had me laughing out loud in some parts. Well written and very interesting perspective.

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Hilarious!!

Just about everyone gets burned out at some point. But this books exploration into some of the service jobs in the US is priceless.

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Absolutely hysterical!

As someone who has worked several of those jobs I can tell you his description and mental commentary is spot on! Thanks for making me literally laugh out loud.

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funny and honest exploration of minimum wage jobs

This book is funny and honest.It's refreshing to hear from someone who comes from a 'different' world,a well-paid career,decides he's had enough and ends up working the shit jobs of the nation. This book is already funny,but becomes hillerious if you ve ever worked retail or fast food because it is the honest truth. The book is refreshing because it doesn't preach about politics,the failures of our goverment or anything,it's simply some actual facts about various industries,the actual observation of working in that industry packaged in a satirical package that makes it enjoyable

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A white collar worker quits his job and proceeds to work several different low wage jobs. He makes fun of his coworkers and pokes fun at poor people in general.