A Life in Twenty-Nine Jobs

by Stephen Miller


Book Details

The Ups and Downs of an Offbeat Working Life

Rollercoaster: A Life in Twenty-Nine Jobs is a memoir about the author’s widely varied jobs, from journalist, professor, and government official, to night watchman, driver for a printing company, and househusband. The memoir also includes portraits of several prominent people he came to know during the twenty years he worked in Washington, including Irving Kristol, Sidney Hook, James Buckley, Walter Laqueur, and Jan Nowak.


About the Author

Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller is the author of six books, including two that were widely praised: Conversation: A History of a Declining Art (2006) and Walking New York: Reflections of American Writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole (2014). His essays and op-ed pieces have appeared in many newspapers and magazines in the United States and Great Britain, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. He is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal.