"A tiny, lovely book, beautifully designed and illustrated by Seth, delightful to pick up and hold in your hand"—Geist
"Exhausted demonstrators looking for the lightest reading they can find, at least in the literal sense, might want to pick up Joshua Glenn and Mark Kingwell’s Wage Slave’s Glossary,” a nifty pocket-size volume also spotted on the shelves in Zuccotti Park. A follow-up to the authors’ Idler’s Glossary,” the book provides energized Marxists and depressed Dilberts alike a witty guide to terms like air family” (the false sense of community among co-workers), afternoon farmer” (19th-century slang for someone who wastes the entiremorning), keeping up with the Joneses” (the title of a popular cartoon that first appeared in 1913) and on the wallaby” (Australian for tramping the country on foot, looking for work”), not to mention more self-explanatory terms. (Bossnapping,” anyone?)"
New York Times
"A fun dictionary of modern office idioms and new economy jargon."
"A wry brand of enlightenment ... a pocket-sized guide to the terms of paid labor."
"A light-serious compilation against capitalism run amok."
Globe & Mail
"The Wage Slave’s Glossary is a grand and saddening tour of language past and present ... a labor of love, and worth your money and time." Michael LeddyOrange Crate Art
From the Back Cover
The Idler's Glossary
was released when the world was experiencing its biggest economic collapse since the Great Depression: The Wage Slave's Dictionary
comes as we climb out of it, and continues to explore and challenge the interconnected world of work and leisure and labor, and how the language we use continues to keep us in chains. Fabulously illustrated by Seth.