Confessions of a Tax Collector by Richard Yancey
One Man's Tour of Duty Inside the IRS

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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.
 

About Richard Yancey

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Richard Yancey worked for twelve years as a revenue offi Richard Yancey worked for twelve years as a revenue officer for the Internal Revenue Service. He is a produced playwcer for the Internal Revenue Service. He is a produced playwright, a former theater critic, and a published novelist. right, a former theater critic, and a published novelist.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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With sporadic flights of fancy prose, it tells a personal coming-of-age-in-a-government-agency story, detailing the breakup of one relationship and the burgeoning of a new romance, interlaced with growth of whiskers and urgent bodybuilding monitored by satisfying nude posing before a mirror.

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After failing at a number of jobs, Yancey joined the IRS as a revenue officer in 1991 when he answered a want ad in the newspaper.

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