Broke-Ass of the Week

Broke-Ass of the Week – Isaac Fitzgerald, Editor at The Rumpus

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Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not.

Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week? Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire.

If you don’t know this week’s featured broke-ass, Isaac Fitzgerald, you should at least know, the amazing online literary magazine he spends his time editing. In addition to slinging daily doses of culture, Isaac spends his time blasting Pandora’s AC/DC station, defying last call at Clooney’s Pub, and partaking in his favorite FREE thing to do, which is…well, you’ll see.

Name: Isaac Fitzgerald

Age: 28

Occupation: Managing Editor at

What neighborhood do you live in?: The Mission

What are you listening to these days?: Pandora. AC/DC Station.

Best money saving tip: I’m really bad at saving money, which is probably why I was asked to fill out a survey about being broke.

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Exercise.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A $400 leather jacket.

How’d that feel?: Like it should’ve fit better.

Favorite cheap eat: Pre-packaged Ramen with an egg always gets me through the hard times.

Favorite dive bar: Clooney’s.

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Every free drink I’ve ever gotten.

Favorite free thing to do: Sex.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: The world’s biggest bender. Not having money probably keeps me alive.

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Fuck yes.

Do you own my book?: I don’t, but I’ve read a bunch of other people’s copies.

Best hangover cure: More booze seems too easy. I usually chug Gatorade and eat whatever the fuck my fat stomach tells me it wants.

Are you a hipster?: I run an online literary magazine and ride a skateboard despite no longer being a teenager. In a word: Yes.

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