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It is effortlessly identifiable, a real story with real characters.
I wanted to like this book, can relate to the material (recently lost my job after watching other waves of layoffs) but in the end just couldn't get through it.
Maybe the story gets going and the writing starts to sparkle after page 115, because that's where the book came to an end for me.
This book made me laugh out loud many times. A brilliant piece of work. Witty, sarcastic and it makes you reflect on how we wish time away and the interesting relationships that... Read morePublished 20 days ago by reasonable bean
I had to fight my way through the first half of this one. It took me almost 3 weeks to get to page 190 with a lot of nodding off and then having to re-read along the way. Read morePublished 21 days ago by MacDavid O'Ryan
Too funny! A great spoof on the go-go pre-crash 2007 era world of advertising. But the genius is on the characterizations which are winning, poignant and beautifully detailed. Read morePublished 22 days ago by John M. Jennings
This is the first book I've read that has been written entirely in the first person plural. There was a sense of unease throughout not knowing if I was looking out through the eyes... Read morePublished 1 month ago by meg7m
The city or state or state doesn't matter. It could be advertising, a law firm or hair salon. The dynamics are the same. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bev Bramble
Ferris knows how people talk...and he writes it beautifully. He weaves many characters into a symphony of what it sounds like to be alive and working in an office.Published 1 month ago by Joanne Lisosky
This is a well-written, but mostly plotless novel. However, it is one of the most accurate descriptions of the silly minutia of ad agency life I've ever read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Hallen
I wish I could quickly come to the end of this chapter...and maybe I did. The story does not entice and it's clear the author is trying ror a stripped-down style... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Myles Ludwig
This book is fantastic. It is equally poignant and hilarious. And it is written in the first person plural--booyah Josh Ferris, booyah indeed!Published 2 months ago by Joseph Manez