By Kalpanik S.
at the back of Amazon’s quirky smile emblem lurks a chilly and calculating immense laptop. writer Kalpanik S. unearths his personal smile as he tells the a bit of quirky tale of his complicated, and infrequently hilarious, courting with Amazon. From the subtle wit in his portrayal of the courtship interval in “How To Get employed via Amazon In Ten Days”, to the darkish humor of the disillusionment interval in “The chilly, Calculating Machine”, Kalpanik’s tale is greater than simply an insider’s view of the large laptop often called Amazon.com. It’s a contemporary, common tale of the uneasy courting among somebody and today’s gargantuan enterprises. after all, it's also a narrative of redemption for inventive and freethinking contributors that outline the US.
<h3>Acclaim for the book</h3>
...... i admire his leaps of mind's eye, and the phrases which hook us in, make us imagine this can be our tale.
for instance, here's what it capability to yearn for recognition: "I checked out Seattle's glistening skyline on one facet and its attractive waterfront at the different and requested it a similar questions I had requested San Francisco 16 years in the past: will it settle for me? Or will its humans deal with me as a person varied, no longer certainly one of them?“
total, a hip, humorous and but very poignant tale!
.....John Lehman, writer of "Everything is Changing”
This variation of the booklet used to be revised in December 2011 to incorporate author's point of view at the 2011 Amazon Warehouse scandal, the place a close investigative record on employee therapy at a local warehouse by means of an area newspaper stuck nationwide media realization.
<h3>Confessions of a international born writer </h3>
I needs to confess that English is my 3rd language, or even although this ebook has been edited through a number of expert local English editors, it really is obvious—even to me— that this booklet is written by way of a Foreign-born writer.
Foreign-born or now not, i feel i've got a expertise for storytelling, and i've switched over a lifeless topic—the transformation of Amazon from a retail web site to a marketplace—into a fascinating and vigorous tale.
while you are searching for a 1,000-page treatise on Amazon that may be used to illustrate of excellent grammar within the highschool English grammar type, then this publication will not be the fitting booklet for you. There are a number of different books on Amazon that are written in ideal English yet are completely dull.
A booklet approximately Amazon might be lovely dry, so i've got attempted so as to add a few humor. In my try to make this ebook humorous, a number of proof could have been stretched. I quote this passage from 21 puppy Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com, written through Mike Daisey, a fellow Amazon alumnus–turned writer:
“Some proof have been injured within the telling of this tale. the reality, although, continues to be unharmed.”
That applies to this ebook to boot.
To recognize the privateness of the folks fascinated by this tale, their names were replaced — with one exception. belief me, there quite is a man named Jeff Bezos who works at Amazon.
All in all, i'm pleased with my paintings, get pleasure from!
[Signed] Kalpanik S.
be aware: parts of this booklet were formerly released less than titles "Seattle Adventures", "Artificial Imagination" and "Welcome to the USA".