Overqualified is an art project by Canadian writer Joey Comeau in which he wrote a series of cover letters as job applications to companies. The letters were . Overqualified Joey Comeau. ECW Press. 96 pp, $ “No tricks,” Raymond Carver famously advised, to which I always wanted to respond. Overqualified’s cover letters are like a slap in the face, but the slap is Ryan North, Dinosaur Comics “Joey Comeau’s Overqualified is Judy Blume s Are You .

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And Joey will begin sending out job applications, one after another, each with a cover letter full of violence and anguish and sweet, childlike humor. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Readers have to read between the lines for some of it, but it’s well worth it.

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Some lovely and true moments, though. The Girl who Couldn’t Come. Each letter would in itself be significant, but when strung end-to-end they would reveal a larger story, at first hinted at and subsequently revealed.

He didn’t get any of those jobs. The letters swing between being enraged and funny and grief-stricken and simply absurd. Some of them aren’t.


Preview — Overqualified by Joey Comeau. I first read this book in Mayon a lazy afternoon at a friend’s house – it was their book and I just borrowed it to read. One person found this helpful. In summary, it is a series of cover letters that the author writes to different companies, seeking a job. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

I spent six hours online this morning, reading job postings and writing terrible cover letters, and having shallow conversations with a dozen of my friends. Comeau certainly has a gift with language.

Overqualified: Monday, December 31st

I guess I don’t get it. I thought about my own family. I think this is a book that everyone should read at some point, if only to just reconnect them to their own emotions.

I had to work out a way of doing something which would make overquallfied sure that I was me.


Having a brother myself, this book particularly struck a chord with comeu, but anyone will appreciate the emotion of loss, the memories it conjures, and the grief it leaves behind. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Also I like that it’s called Overqualified and not Underqualified. I’m not overquaoified if any book has made me feel as much as this one did and on such a wide spectrum. This book confused me, and I loved that.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Oct 19, Tramov rated it it was amazing. It features both funny and poignant moments with clever observations about human relations.

Sep 13, Kate Stericker rated it it was amazing Shelves: But the cover letters are a twist on traditional cover letters, in that he uses them to illustrate a part of his life and sort of tie it to the company. Overqualified geniusly employs one of the most ovsrqualified concepts for a story: Mainly they tell me I wasn’t hired because they found someone who was a better fit.

You write the same lies over and over again, listing the store-bought parts of yourself that you respect the least.

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Get to Know Us. This book is freaking amazing. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It wasn’t a traditional cover letter, either.