We wrote about this one before, a year or two back when it was self-published by Bak in a low press run color xerox edition. We are happy to be able to announce that this work has now found a new lease on life in a permanent color edition from Bodega Press. While obviously an autobiographical work, Service Industry offers up much more than is typical of the genre. It is, as well (and perhaps even primarily) an explicitly existential meditation on finding meaning in a life dominated by economic exigencies. Somewhat surprisingly, given the darkly serious tone that pervades many of the pages, Bak has no qualms about employing an element of whimsical fantasy in representing his dream life. He manages to seamlessly integrate all these disparate approaches and bind them together into a unique hybrid that has much to recommend it. In fact, our only complaint about Bak's work is that there isn't more of it.