Broke-Ass of the Week: Best Selling Author Jason Myers
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I’m not quite sure when I first heard of Jason Myers, but I do recall when I first met him. I was doing my own little version of Groupon called Broke Bucks and I needed people to help with sales. Jason needed extra work that allowed him to be social since he was diligently writing a book at the time and he answered my call. Broke Bucks didn’t last ling after that because the entire Groupon model fell apart, but Jason and I became buddies. Since then we’ve even done a reading together and often see each other at boozy events. He’s a seriously good dude.
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Name: Jason Myers
Occupation: Best selling author at Simon & Schuster
What neighborhood do you live in?: Upper Haight
Best money saving tip: Meet someone really attractive with a lot of money. If you’re not that shallow, however, you should find work in an industry you already spend a lot of money enjoying, so you can begin to enjoy their free perks.
What do you refuse to spend money on?: Socks and underwear. So every year for Christmas and my birthday, my family sends a like two years worth of both. It’s gross but it’s more common than you think.
Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A few years of college.
How’d that feel?: Confusing, a little empty, and cheated.
Favorite cheap eat: Tie between the Taco truck on 16th and South Van Ness. And Saigon Sandwich in the Tenderloin.
Favorite dive bar: Zam Zam in the Upper Haight
Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Community service and time served.
Favorite free thing to do: For my first twelve years in SF it was the free first Tuesday of every month at the Moma. I include this only because when it opens back up in 2016, it will still be my favorite. But in the meantime, I’ll take drinking tall cans at the Sutro Baths…still.
If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: Warriors season tickets.
Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: More and more every day.
Do you own my book?: Yes.
Best hangover cure: A cider, half a valium, and Percocet.
Are you a hipster?: I’m too old to answer this question.