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Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite
If you are looking for a fun, fact-filled book that will give you ideas of non-traditional careers, then Quirky Careers & Offbeat Occupations of the Past, Present, and Future by Marianne Jennings is the book for you. Each job includes information about the job, followed by fun facts, and where possible, what it would currently pay. For instance, a fun fact under Butterfly Farmer is that butterflies taste with their feet. If traditional careers are not appealing to you, one of the jobs included by Marianne might just suit your fancy. Maybe you would like to be a cryptozoologist and finally find where Bigfoot resides. There are all sorts of jobs including extremely gross jobs like sewer divers. Yes, sewer diver is exactly what it sounds like. Even if you have the most fantastic career and are completely satisfied, you will enjoy reading this delightful book. Think about all the trivia you can share and entertain your friends with.
Everyone has heard of storm chasers, but have you heard of “resurrectionists,” (better known as “body snatchers”)? Marianne Jennings takes you on a journey of all types of careers (some no longer exist) in Quirky Careers & Offbeat Occupations of the Past, Present, and Future. Marianne writes in a very intriguing manner that makes this book a page-turner that you won’t want to put down. My wife’s aunt had her pet dog stuffed and kept it in its own bedroom. Pet taxidermist is one of the strange jobs included in this book. Some of the jobs discussed no longer exist, but learning about them here adds to the enjoyment. I highly recommend this book for the sheer fun of reading about the strange and wonderful world of offbeat and quirky careers.