Freeman's love affair with stories and books began when he was two. According to his mother, he would chew and eat his cloth baby books until they were in tatters. Entire books disappeared. Yes, he was a freakishly strange creative child growing up in Reno, Nevada playing Poseidon Adventure in the bathtub with GI Joe, Barbie, and an arsenal of fire crackers. He was always writing stories like the one about the two-headed killer piranha fish with wings flying out of the Truckee River and attacking downtown Reno. His mother often shook her head and rolled her eyes while his sister never hesitated to proclaim, "What he hell is wrong with you? Did someone drop you on your head?"
Currently living in Los Angeles, California, Freeman is a writer, humorist, screenwriter, blogger, and video filmmaker. His first book, Retail Hell, How I Sold My Soul to the Store: Confessions of a Tortured Sales Associate is being released by Adams Media in late August 2009.
Retail Hell chronicles the hilariously shocking absurdity of his life as a salesman selling designer handbags at a high-end department store called The Big Fancy. What he really wanted to do was become a screenwriter, but like so many Hollywood Hopefuls, he got sucked into the demanding expectations of the store and it wasn't long before The Big Fancy and its crazy customers, neurotic managers, and corporate shenanigans were running his life. Retail Hell is a laugh out loud romp into the world of shopping and salespeople.
enslavement began at the age of twenty at Macy’s, with his most notable retailicious
experience happening at specialty clothing store Nordstrom, where he spent fifteen
years as an award-winning handbag manager and salesperson.
In 2007 he created the popular Retail Hell Underground.com blog and videos, generating a satirical sounding board for retail slaves worldwide and creating a unique community. Using a punk rock, rebellious underground motif, he took rubber skull masks, wigs, and name tags, and transformed himself and two of his friends into the Retail Hell skullheads - Freddy (Freeman), Jason, and Carolanne.Named after famous horror movies characters, their voices and images host Retail Hell Underground - RHU. Many have asked, Why the skull masks? Besides being funny and fashionable, the most obvious reason was to create a place where retail slaves could safely say whatever they want about their jobs without fear of being fired. RHU has become the number one retail (hell) humor site on the Internet thanks to many retail slaves who regularly contribute their rants and pictures.
In his new blog Retail Hell The Book.com he covers all things retail (hell and otherwise), dishes about handbag fashion disasters, and updates the world on his life as well as The Big Fancy and all of its crazy characters. He's not wearing a mask for that.
Freeman lives in Los
Angeles, California, is addicted to clothes, South Park,
and Nacho Cheese Doritos. He enjoys Diet Rockstar Energy Drink while listening
to Green Day on his iPod. He considers himself a Shopping Cart Advocate (fighting to end cart abuse) and is also a manny to an adorable black and white French bulldog
Freeman no longer eats books. He reads them, like a normal sane person is supposed to do.