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A modern fiction novel with very nonfiction principles and values. It’s a parable, a guiding story about the struggle we all face when looking for our passion and happiness in life.
If you’ve ever believed that you’re destined for something great, and if you’re constantly searching for your purpose, then this novel is for you. Also, if you enjoy observational stories that are chock full of drugs, sex, high-stakes business, money lost, and love found, then this novel is especially for you.
David is misunderstood. By everyone, so it seems. The millennial business enthusiast has failed at almost every career he’s tried. Searching for his life’s meaning and enamored by the startup culture in Silicon Valley, David jumps headlong into a job at a small, albeit growing, business.
He soon realizes, however, that while the company is considered a “startup,” it’s as unfulfilling as any corporate job he’s had, and he chooses to pursue his own entrepreneurial venture, believing that if he can become a famous business owner, he’ll find happiness. But not if his previous employer has anything to say about it. In true Silicon Valley fashion, David’s former boss finds out about his new company and threatens legal action on the grounds that his former employee is in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a federal crime.
Dave is faced with a dilemma – stay and fight or turn and run? And ultimately, if entrepreneurship isn’t making him happy, what will?
What people are saying:
“Evan approaches his content with careful planning so his publications, whether they be fiction or nonfiction, are fun to read and provide real-world insight and advice. As the Content & Community leader for EOFire I’ve really enjoyed reading his engaging and valuable stories.”
– Kate Erickson, Entrepreneur on Fire’s Content & Community Leader
“What’s it like to be young and smart in San Francisco with a beautiful girlfriend and a promising startup? For millennial Dave LeBlanc, it’s hell, and you won’t want to stop reading until you find out if Dave self-destructs or saves himself. Author Evan Tarver writes with humor and authority about the generation that seems poised at the forefront of a revolution one minute and teetering at the brink of disaster the next. ‘There are a ton of lessons to be learned through my failures,’ Dave says at one point. Read Life in Twenty-Something and you’ll see what he means.”
– Susan Bono, author of What Have We Here: Essays about Keeping House and Finding Home and founding editor of Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative.
“Evan is a past guest of our California Connection radio show and he’s spoken eloquently regarding passion and purpose in life and the workforce. I always look forward to reading his stories and parables on careers and the pursuit of happiness because they provide real value.”
– Maureen Ennor, co-host of California Connection, finance and business talk radio with Bob Lang of CNBC
“Evan’s written an adventure story that keeps your eyes glued to the page and keeps you wondering what’s going to happen next!”
– Leisa Peterson, Mindful Money Coach, WealthClinic.com