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Confessions Of A Tax Collector : One Man's Tour Of Duty Inside The IRS - Richard Yancey

Confessions Of A Tax Collector

One Man's Tour Of Duty Inside The IRS

Paperback Published: 28th December 2004
ISBN: 9780060555610
Number Of Pages: 400

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Twelve years ago, Richard Yancey answered a blind ad in the newspaper offering a salary higher than what he'd made over the three previous years combined. It turned out that the job was for the Internal Revenue Service -- the most hated and feared organization in the federal government.

So Yancey became the man who got in his car, drove to your house, knocked on your door, and made you pay. Never mind that his car was littered with candy wrappers, his palms were sweaty, and he couldn't remember where he stashed his own tax records. He was there on the authority of the United States government.

With "a rich mix of humor, horror, and angst and] better than most novels on the bestseller lists" (Boston Sunday Globe), Confessions of a Tax Collector contains an astonishing cast of too-strange-for-fiction characters. But the most intriguing character of all is Yancey himself who -- in detailing how the job changed him and how he managed to pull himself back from the brink of moral, ethical, and spiritual bankruptcy -- reveals what really lies beneath those dark suits and mirrored sunglasses.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Industry Reviews

"Alternately amusing and alarming ...a revealing yarn about going after tax delinquents."--Washington Post
"Offers fascinating insight into the most feared and loathed agency of government."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"An engaging insider's account of life inside the dreaded IRS."--Library Journal
"Downright absorbing ...written as well as any novel set in the business world."--Booklist (starred)
"A rich mix of humor, horror, and angst ...better than most novels on the bestseller lists."--Boston Sunday Globe

Author's Notep. xi
Cast of Charactersp. xiii
The Servicep. xv
The Organization
The Occupation
The Four Protocols
The Trainee
Challengerp. 3
Shoot Them Allp. 25
Dance Lessonsp. 49
The Prince of Powerp. 65
Drain Bamagedp. 99
Byzantiump. 117
Something in the Waterp. 137
Gina's Catp. 165
The Revenue Officer
Leveragep. 207
Is It Safe?p. 229
Warp. 255
Vengeancep. 283
Demigodp. 309
Anniep. 329
Epiloguep. 363
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ISBN: 9780060555610
ISBN-10: 0060555610
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 28th December 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 15.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.31