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The Resource How to beat the system : the fiftieth, last, and true success book of Lionel Goldfish, (electronic resource)

How to beat the system : the fiftieth, last, and true success book of Lionel Goldfish, (electronic resource)

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How to beat the system : the fiftieth, last, and true success book of Lionel Goldfish
Title
How to beat the system
Title remainder
the fiftieth, last, and true success book of Lionel Goldfish
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eng
Summary
"Contrary to popular belief, you can beat the system." Disturbed by current trends in American society, Lionel Goldfish has come out of retirement to write his fiftieth and final success book. He has chosen the old formula of the success biography, the story of a shoeshine boy who made good. But all resemblance to Horatio Alger quickly disappears when we discover that the shoeshine boy, Rene Benet, is thirty-seven years old and one of the least honorable characters in recent fiction. Surprisingly, his story, told over many shines, causes Goldfish to repent his lifetime's labor. The story of Rene Benet, the man who beat the system, opens with one dazzling day in 1969 when our hero, driven by chronic lechery and a pathological aversion to work, loses career, marriage, and all pretense of respectability and goes off with a voluptuous hitchiker to a rock concert in Woodstock, New York. So begins a series of outrageous adventures where the monstrous world he comes to inhabit is filled with so many seedy, scheming characters that even he becomes a Pinocchio-like innocent in contrast. Our hero finally finds himself inside The System itself where he comes face to face, and duels with, its Boss. His spectacular escape gives the aged narrator, Lionel Goldfish, and all his readers the answer: how to beat the system. Denison Andrews takes on marriage, divorce, academia, the counter-culture, the rich, the poor, the middle class, Harvard, Santa Claus, drugs, the "ethical" drug industry, feminists, and anti-feminists with ripping humor. Above all, HOW TO BEAT THE SYSTEM lambastes our basic values of hard work and success. From the Silent Generation of Rene Benet to the adolescent cultural revolution of the late sixties, the author has a great deal to say about values, about ideals gained and ideals lost, and about what has happened to the "greening of America."
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1935-
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Andrews, Denison
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Success
  • Electronic books
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adult
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How to beat the system : the fiftieth, last, and true success book of Lionel Goldfish, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497633698
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11558467
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remote
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11558467
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(MWT)MWT11558467
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
How to beat the system : the fiftieth, last, and true success book of Lionel Goldfish, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497633698
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11558467
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11558467
System control number
(MWT)MWT11558467
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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