by La Piña Oregon 22 pages, stapled
This might be one of the first zines that has made me want to purchase all three of the back volumes. The author explores unemployment, identity, capitalism, yoga, personality tests, Buddhist meditation, and more. Some pretty heavy topics but they are all presented through the lens of personal experience. There are also some lighter topics mixed in throughout (with cute illustrations!) on stuff like street style of the unemployed & low-cost hobbies. This zine was fascinating to me because two years ago I voluntarily left a career path that I drew much of my identity and personality from. "Work" very much structured who I was and I'm still not through processing that. I feel like I'm continually deconstructing/reconstructing my life and self image. "Adventures in Unemployment" really verbalized some of the things I've been struggling with. If you are unemployed, underemployed, or just unhappy with the way that "work" seems to define us, this might be a good zine to explore.
"If you've ever hated Mondays, hated your boss, or trampled I-Bankers in your rush to get a drink in your hand come Friday at 5:01, then you realize, on some level, that the way we work isn't working. This zine is an invitation to talk about changing it, not accepting it as the unfortunate reality."